I Build The Tower
a feature-length documentary film about Simon Rodia
and the Watts Towers of South Central Los Angeles
by Edward Landler and Brad Byer
There's an official L.A. and a real L.A.
The story of Rodia and his Towers is the real
One of the 20 Best Documentaries about Los Angeles
" . . . the most complete visual account of self-made architect Simon Rodia and his masterpiece.."
- Robert Koehler, Daily Variety
" . . . the film is wonderful :
lyrical, well-made and edited, and compelling . . ."
- Ken Burns, Filmmaker
("The Civil War", "Jazz")
"The filmmakers stunningly capture
the beauty of the towers piercing
the azure sky...”
- Kevin Crust, Los Angeles Times
"A heartfelt and fascinating film . . . a real
discovery, entertaining and
illuminating . . ."
- Leonard Maltin, Maltin On Movies
Copyright © 2006-2019 by Edward Landler and Brad Byer, all rights reserved