Filmmakers Pamela Wilson and Stephen Seemayer have completed principal editing of their new documentary, "Tales of the American.
The 146-minute Director's Cut is scheduled for private screenings for cast and crew, with a festival and distribution cut due in early 2018.
It was built for black Americans in 1905, adopted by ill-fated Japanese immigrants in the Roaring Twenties, abandoned for suburbia after Workd War II and reclaimed by a burgeoning artist community in the Reagan Era.
As the home of Al's Bar, the American Hotel was long a haven for creativity in a once-neglected section of Downtown Los Angeles.
It adapted with the times as what is now known as the Arts District grew up around it.
Today, a new owner has polished away many of the building's rough edges, but its bohemian spirit of revelry, freedom and community lives on in the memories of anyone who ever lived there, loved there, had a beer there or played pool there.
The American Hotel is an unlikely landmark in a changing city.