Since I grew up in Los Angeles

I see the city in a very personal way and I wanted to show Los Angeles the way I grew up in it.

There’s a light in L.A. that is very different from the East Coast,

and there’s an expansiveness.

There is much that is ugly in L.A.,

but also a kind of beauty in the ugliness.

I love that there are still sections of the Sunset Strip without high-rises.

That you can be at a farmers market surrounded by 1920s Craftsman homes

and then halfway down the street is a ninety-nine-cent store.

The way the dust catches the light, how green it is.

The beauty of the sky in winter.

– Jennifer Jason Leigh in conversation on her latest film Greenberg