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Loisaida Lusts

USA, 1985 (MIFF 1986)

Director: Ela Troyano, Uzi Parnes

The- plot of the film is a bit opaque Three old women fondle a young love-slave or art ob|<»c( or Whatever he s supposed to be These are the Weird Sisters who have lived through the ages and are now on the Lower East Side making kings in the art world. (They're vampiristic in terms of constantly needing new art explains the director). Later we see them dancing around Some Crunched-up garbage can In a rubble-strewn lot doing the Macbeth bit with Incantations.

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