Closing out the monthlong “Hardcore: The Films of Paul Schrader” retrospective, director Paul Schrader appears in person for a screening of his latest film, The Canyons. Scripted by Bret Easton Ellis and starring the overexposed Lindsay Lohan alongside the overhyped James Deen, it's a meditation on privacy, communion and — if the trailer is any indication — what a bummer it is to look at abandoned movie theaters. Cast and fueled via various forms of social media (Let It Cast, Kickstarter), The Canyons was supposed to be a big comeback for both Lohan and Schrader, who wrote Raging Bull and Taxi Driver before falling out of Hollywood's favor. But those plans were complicated by Lohan's erratic behavior on set — and a devastating New York Times Magazin takedown in January. Schrader calls the film “cinema for the post-theatrical era.” Is that a good thing? Come to the theater and find out. Billy Wilder Theatre at the Hammer Museum, 10899 Wilshire Blvd., Wstwd.; Mon., Aug. 5, 7:30 p.m.; $10 online, $9 at the door, $8 students/seniors. (310) 206-8013,

Mon., Aug. 5, 7:30 p.m., 2013

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