It takes only a passing glance at the premise of a few Bruce LaBruce films to understand why his work is met with controversy all over the world. L.A. Zombie (2010) follows an alien, possibly schizophrenic zombie who brings people back to life through intercourse, while Skin Flick (1999) depicts the criminal behavior and dangerous sexual activity of a group of London-based neo-Nazis. LaBruce’s films often foreground elements of genre and narrative, but he’s still working within a vital tradition of queer, avantgarde, taboo-testing cinema. (John Waters and Andy Warhol comparisons abound.) This rare opportunity to see several of his most-cited films on a MoMA screen is not to be missed.
April 23-May 2, 7 p.m., 2015