The Love Witch, a new film with a 60s/70s aesthetic is only on for one more night at the Lido, Hawthorn. I highly recommend it! It's about a young witch in a California coastal town who's looking for love ... but is destined never to find it. It's funny and sly and rude and quite bonkers. And it looks amazing - clothes, sets. I don't know how writer, director,editor,stylist (auteur I would say) Anna Biller managed to find modern actors who look like C-grade Hammer Horror actors (Jerry, I'm talking to you), and I don't know if I'll ever get over the renaissance faire jongleur, or the 'ladies only' Stepford-esque teahouse, or Elaine's breasty artwork, all I know is this film made me feel strangely happy. Brava Anna Biller!
|The divine Samantha Robinson|
|Was trying to find Elaine artwork - this is the closest I could get.|
|Visually like The Stepford Wives, kind of blowsy but still beautiful.|
|Or Roger Corman's The Trip|
|Scenes from Alex Sanders pulps!|