Vitagraph Films has acquiredUS theatrical rights to Thom Anderson's documentary Los Angeles Plays Itself at the Toronto International Film Festival.

The film had alreadypremiered in the US for a two-week engagement in New York on July 28 and hasnow qualified for consideration for a 2004 documentary feature Academy Award.

The deal was negotiated byJosh Braun of Submarine Entertainment and attorney Roger E Kass on behalf ofAnderson with Vitagraph.

The film, a cinematic essayon the city of Los Angeles, first screened at this year's Sundance FilmFestival.

Josh Braun is the worldsales representative for the film.