It’s Baywatch meets Rohmer in this gauzy, sun-kissed paean to vacation. Shot on glorious 16mm, L for Leisure follows a group of quasi-intellectual grad students circa 1993 as they jet off to various international destinations (Baja, France, Iceland, and beyond) in search of adventure. This deliciously retro first feature from directing duo Kalman and Horn boasts impromptu Greco-Roman wrestling, a boogie-boarding dog, and extended discussions about everything from alternative universes to Michael Jordan—all set to a blissed-out synth-pop soundtrack.
We Had the Experience But Missed the Meaning
Directed by Laida Lertxundi
2014, 8min, New York premiere
Acclaimed 16mm filmmaker Laida Lertxundi takes a road trip through the Southern California and out to sea, guided by the spirit of Adolfo Bioy Casares’ short story "Men Are All the Same".
with Lev Kalman and Whitney Horn
This screening will feature a Q&A with directors Lev Kalman and Whitney Horn.