Anger Me documents the life and works of Kenneth Anger, pivotal figure in the history of experimental film. A major personality of the 1960's and 1970's who defined himself as a "cinematographic magician" and his "cinema" as a ritualistic form, he is particularly well-known for his films Fireworks (1947), Inauguration of the Pleasure Dome, Scorpio Rising (1963) and Lucifer Rising (1970-1981). Kenneth credits the use of esoteric symbolism, prevalent in his films, to Aleister Crowley (1875-1947), the great magician, advocate of Gnosticism and neo-paganism. Contemporaries like Stan Brakhage and Harry Smith were influenced by and expanded upon Anger's approach in what was known as Underground film. Later on, this "underground" influenced Martin Scorsese-the contemporary mainstream exponent of this expressionistic style-who openly acknowledges Anger's influence on his film technique. Kenneth is also known as the author of the tell-all series of books on sordid scandals of many famous and infamous Hollywood denizens from the 1900s to the 1950s entitled Hollywood Babylon originally published by Jean-Jacques Pauvert (well known for publishing the work of the Marquis de Sade in the early 1950s and the first publisher of Story of O) in France.This unprecedented documentary includes a special appearance of Jonas Mekas, the godfather of American avant-garde filmmaking, and music by Bobby Beausoleil, Steven Brown, Nikolas Klau, Tuxedomoon, Trevor Tureski & Richard Sacks.Visit the website
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