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The California African-American Museum is screening the documentary I Build The Tower on March 25th and you should go. Well, first you should hop on the Blue Line and visit the Watts Towers themselves, and then you should go see this great movie. The beautiful and lyrical portrait of Simon Rodia, the Italian-American visionary behind the massive piece of folk art, was finished in 2006 and is available on DVD, but the rich and beautiful images should be seen on the big screen. Check out these glowing reviews!

 

 “Wonderful” –Ken Burns

 

“Heartfelt and fascinating” –Leonard Maltin

 

“I have chills all over” – L.A. Taco

 

California African American Museum

Sunday, March 25th at 2pm

Photograph by 

BenFrantzDale