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

" . . . 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

There's an official L.A. and a real L.A.

The story of Rodia and his Towers is the real 

Los Angeles

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

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Sam at Berkeley

Berkeley Presentation, Simon Rodia