LOS ANGELES, April 26 Brightly-dressed dancers abseiled down the facade of Los Angeles City Hall as city officials declared Tuesday as "La La Land Day", in honor of the Oscar-winning film.
The romantic musical, about a struggling actress who falls in love with a jazz musician against the backdrop of a dreamy Los Angeles, won six Oscar awards, including best director.
"A day when you can celebrate your dreams," said Mayor Eric Garcetti, presenting a framed declaration to writer and director Damien Chazelle.
"You can dance safely somewhere near your car, preferably not in traffic, take a date up to Griffith Park, fall in love with somebody, or just with your city all over again," Garcetti said, referring to a famed recreational area that sprawls over 4,200 acres (1,700 hectares). (Reporting by Reuters Television; Editing by Darren Schuettler)
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