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Edgar Honetschläger, Los Feliz, 2016, Super 8 and HD digital video transferred to 35 mm, color, sound, 105 minutes. 21er Haus.

Edgar Honetschläger

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Edgar Honetschläger, Los Feliz, 2016, Super 8 and HD digital video transferred to 35 mm, color, sound, 105 minutes. 21er Haus.

Those who make the pictures rule the world: By shaping our view of reality and informing our desires, pictures control what we do. Few institutions have exploited this power more expertly than the Catholic Church. For many centuries, images were the primary medium through which it disseminated its messages. In the twentieth century, however, Hollywood ousted the Vatican as the global capital of visual production. Near the beginning of Edgar Honetschläger’s new feature-length film Los Feliz, 2016, three cardinals congregate in Rome to confer about the Church’s fall from supremacy; they decide to hire the devil to help them regain their former visual hegemony. The archfiend is joined by Lydia, a museum attendant whose yearning for fame leads her to surrender her soul to him, and the Shinto deity Kaya, who is looking for romantic love. Kaya, Lydia, and the devil get into an old

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