Sunday, Aug 20: 4:00 pm, 8:15 pm
In 1941, sisters Thom and Mars have built a machine, LOLA, that can intercept radio and TV broadcasts from the future.
This allows them to listen to iconic music before it has been made, place bets knowing what the outcome will be, and embrace their inner punk well before the movement comes into existence.
But with the Second World War escalating, the sisters decide to use the machine for good to intercept information from the future that could help with military intelligence. The machine initially proves to be a huge success, rapidly twisting the fortunes of the war against the Nazis.
While Thom becomes intoxicated by LOLA, Mars begins to realize the terrible consequences of its power.
“[A] thrillingly inventive found-footage mockumentary… Shot on film, using vintage equipment, the picture has a scrappy, tactile quality, its ghostly black-and-white images scratched and scorched.” Wendy Ide, The Guardian
“LOLA is a sophisticated piece of science-fiction. Legge’s debut is a conversation-starting whirl through philosophy and strategy. Bound together by a dynamic duo of sisters, LOLA is simply breath-taking.” Kat Hughes, The Hollywood News