Friday, January 31

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Lions Love (…and Lies)

Double Feature with ONE HUNDRED AND ONE NIGHTS (7:00)

1969 • dir Agnès Varda w/Viva, James Rado, Gerome Ragni, Shirley Clarke, Eddie Constantine, Peter Bogdanovich • 112 min • DCP

Agnès Varda brings New York counterculture to Los Angeles. In a rented house in the sun-soaked Hollywood Hills, a woman and two men – Viva, of Warhol Factory fame, and James Rado and Gerome Ragni, who created and starred in the rock musical Hair – delight in one another’s bodies while musing on love, stardom, and politics. They are soon joined by underground director Shirley Clarke, playing herself as well as functioning as a surrogate for Varda. LIONS LOVE (…AND LIES) is a metacinematic inquiry into the alternating currents of whimsy and tragedy that typified late-sixties America. – Criterion Collection

Staff Pick! Alex: “An intriguing blend of real life and artifice blending elements of hippie culture, experimental art, and documentary filmmaking.”

“Her film is more than a time capsule of events and moods—it’s a living aesthetic model for revolutionary times.”
– Richard Brody, New Yorker

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Friday 1/31
at 4:30, 9:15 PM

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