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  • Lucasploitation

    Mike Vanderbilt hosts this "brief history of Star Wars ripoffs," commemorating the 40th anniversary of the original film. more...
  • The Last Angel of History

    I've never seen anything quite like this 1996 video by John Akomfrah, a 45-minute meditation on black consciousness whose dense, almost chaotic weave of images and ideas offers space travel and science fiction as metaphors for the experience of the African diaspora. more...
  • L.A. Rebellion: Creating a New Black Cinema

    Short works by Haile Gerima, Shirikiana Aina, Melvonna Ballenger, and Carroll Parrott Blue and Kristy H.A. Kang, screening as part of retrospective on the Afro-centric filmmaking that has emerged from UCLA since the 1970s. more...
  • Laurence Anyways

    Lushly romantic and daringly original, this third feature by writer-director Xavier Dolan (I Killed My Mother, Heartbeats) follows the ups and downs in the ten-year relationship between a Montreal film production manager (Suzanne Clement) and her lover, a heterosexual author and professor who one day announces he wants to become a woman (Melvil Poupaud). more...
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  • Lisztomania (R)

    A psychobiography of Franz Liszt (played by Roger Daltrey), this is Ken Russell's most furiously convoluted film to date—a morass of misplaced energy. more...
  • Love Steaks

    In this 2013 debut feature from German director Jakob Lass, a massage therapist at a fancy resort falls in love with a sous chef who works in the resort's restaurant. more...
  • Let's Get Lost

    During roughly the last year of jazz trumpeter and singer Chet Baker's life, fashion and art photographer Bruce Weber (Broken Noses), a passionate fan, followed Baker and his entourage with a film crew, interviewed some of his former wives and lovers, and came up with a two-hour black-and-white documentary (1989) that's much more attentive to Baker as an emblem and icon—from a pretty boy of the early 50s to a wasted junkie in the 80s—than to his music, which is almost never heard except as dreamy background. more...
  • Works by Richard Lerman

    Avant-garde artist Richard Lerman introduces a program of his short films and videos, plus a live performance of his piece Sections for Screen, Performers and Audience (1974). more...
  • The Last Elvis (NR)

    Armando Bo cowrote and directed this Argentine comedy-drama (2012) about a middle-aged Elvis impersonator who reassesses his life after a personal tragedy. more...