Angel City (1976)

Genres - Avant-garde / Experimental  |   Sub-Genres - Detective Film, Parody/Spoof, Satire  |   Run Time - 75 min.  |   Countries - USA  |  
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Independent filmmaker Jon Jost isn't about to make a film merely for "the masses". Rife with discordant narrative devices and bizarre improvisational dialogue, Jost's projects irritate as many viewers as they enthrall. Even when utilizing a "mainstream" genre, the director enjoys deviating from audience expectations. Angel City is a hallucinatory takeoff of old-time detective thrillers. The protagonist (Bob Glaudini) isn't looking for a missing husband or a murderer; instead, he's combing the Hollywood hills in search of visual truth.

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detective, investigation, private-detective, search, truth