JUDGE HARRY PREGERSON INTERCHANGE
La La Land’s opening scene is a six-minute dance number to the song Another Day of Sun, playing out amid LA’s notoriously bad traffic. It’s also where the film’s protagonists, struggling actress Mia (Emma Stone) and jazz pianist Sebastian (Ryan Gosling), first encounter each other – albeit in a road rage incident. The scene is said to have been filmed over two hot days in a ramp at this interchange between the carpool lanes of the 105 (Century) and 110 (Harbor) freeways in south LA. The downtown skyline and surrounding mountains can be seen in the distance.