LOS ANGELES — Los Angeles’ mayor declared Tuesday “La La Land” Day as acrobats suspended by ropes danced their way across the outside walls of City Hall to the tune of the film’s jubilant opening number, “Another Day of Sun.”

Mayor Eric Garcetti proclaimed the honor for the musical that claimed six Academy Awards in February and put a spotlight on various locales throughout the city with elaborate song-and-dance numbers. Garcetti played the piano while a jazz ensemble performed several songs from the film, including “City of Stars.”

“This film held a mirror up to our city – showing the world our passion, our creativity, our optimism, and of course, the deep-seated desire of every Angeleno to jump out of their car in traffic and to just start dancing,” Garcetti said.

Garcetti honored Oscar-winning director Damien Chazelle, composer Justin Hurwitz and producers of the film about a young couple struggling to achieve their dreams in Los Angeles. The elaborate event coincided with the movie’s release on DVD and Blu-ray.

“It’s very flattering for the city to embrace the movie like this,” Hurwitz said.

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