Andrew Legge · 2023
79min · DCP
  • Friday, Aug 18, 2023, 9:15pm
  • Saturday, Aug 19, 2023, 7:30pm
  • Sunday, Aug 20, 2023, 4:00pm
  • Sunday, Aug 20, 2023, 8:15pm

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.

Shot on both 16mm and 35mm film. Part of our 16mm Centennial Celebration Series!

“[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