On opening eve, the Lab teemed with skinny girls stomping about in fur jackets and svelte boys in tight pants and black-rimmed glasses, chatting as they watched the 25-minute film (co-written with Darsi Monaco) projected on a loop. In a dimly lit room adjacent to the screening room, a tarot card reader with a glitter-encrusted face (above, at left) offered fortune-telling and blessings.

"This movie was based on my reality," said Wohl, somewhat mysteriously, during a cigarette break outside. "A dark fairytale centered on the idea of evolution and revolution." Clad in a purple blouse, tight black pants and a nude, glittery headband, Wohl didn't offer any details on the plot's connection to her own "reality," but was voluble on the topics of religion, healing and tarot reading. According to Wohl, when the fortune teller had read her cards, she predicted "good luck ahead."