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Kenneth Anger's Magick Lantern Cycle, Part 2

Director in Person
Screening on Film
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  • Scorpio Rising

    Directed by Kenneth Anger.
    US, 1964, 35mm, color, 28 min.
    Print source: UCLA

After returning from France, Anger began an extraordinary project documenting the ritualized, leather-bound lives within an all male community of a Brooklyn Hell’s Angels chapter. Using montage and a jukebox structured pop soundtrack with unprecedented élan and brilliance, Anger transformed his footage into a meditation on speed, death and masculinity that uses the biker subculture to reveal darker currents running through postwar American popular culture.

  • Kustom Kar Kommandos

    Directed by Kenneth Anger.
    US, 1965, 35mm, color, 3 min.
    Preservation funded by the Film Foundation
    Print source: UCLA

A jewel-like fragment from a never realized feature film meant as a West Coast counterpart to Scorpio focusing on Southern California hot rod culture.

  • Invocation of My Demon Brother

    Directed by Kenneth Anger.
    US, 1969, 16mm, color, 12 min.

Anger offers a terrifying vision of war and simmering male puissance that intermingles footage from Vietnam newsreels, the Haight-Ashbury scene and a Satanic ritual performed by Anger himself, united by the propulsive drone soundtrack composed by Mick Jagger on an electronic keyboard.

  • Lucifer Rising

    Directed by Kenneth Anger.
    US, 1970-1980, 16mm, color, 29 min.

One of the great avant-garde films of the 1970s, Lucifer Rising was one of Anger’s most elaborate productions, filmed largely in Egypt and starring Scottish director Donald Cammell and Marianne Faithful as ancient gods engaged in occult ritual. Starkly beautiful and mesmerizing, Anger’s film features an incredible score composed by Manson Family member Bobby Beausoliel.

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