Posts Tagged: Kenneth Anger

Windows to the Sacred

“An exploration of the esoteric”, starting Friday

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Windows to the Sacred

“An exploration of the esoteric”, starting Friday

The Wormwood Star

Curtis Harrington’s rare film tribute to (oc)cult artist Marjorie Cameron

The Wormwood Star

Curtis Harrington’s rare film tribute to (oc)cult artist Marjorie Cameron

House of Harrington

Curtis Harrington’s work often ended up in late-night limbo, but even his most mainstream films were invested with an eerie otherness, and it was with evident pride that he noted that “they all have a tragic ending, every one of them.”

House of Harrington

Curtis Harrington’s work often ended up in late-night limbo, but even his most mainstream films were invested with an eerie otherness, and it was with evident pride that he noted that “they all have a tragic ending, every one of them.”

Look back with Anger

We saw Kenneth Anger yesterday, kicking around the semi-ruin of Aleister Crowley’s Abbey of Thelema. He’s also been on my screen in Martina Kudláček’s brilliant 2006 documentary Notes on Marie Menken, which I’ve watched twice over the last few days.

Look back with Anger

We saw Kenneth Anger yesterday, kicking around the semi-ruin of Aleister Crowley’s Abbey of Thelema. He’s also been on my screen in Martina Kudláček’s brilliant 2006 documentary Notes on Marie Menken, which I’ve watched twice over the last few days.

Saving the Abbey

Crowley took a band of acolytes to Cefalú in 1920 and there conducted some of his most extreme excursions into ritualistic practice before being booted out by the new fascist regime in 1923. Since then the Abbey has slid further and further into ruin.

Saving the Abbey

Crowley took a band of acolytes to Cefalú in 1920 and there conducted some of his most extreme excursions into ritualistic practice before being booted out by the new fascist regime in 1923. Since then the Abbey has slid further and further into ruin.

Welcome to the pleasure dome

Marjorie Cameron retains a special role in the history of experimental filmmaking for her part in Kenneth Anger’s 1954 work Inauguration of the Pleasure Dome. It’s an extraordinary, multi-levelled piece of film art, a ritualistic parade of deities and archetypes.

Welcome to the pleasure dome

Marjorie Cameron retains a special role in the history of experimental filmmaking for her part in Kenneth Anger’s 1954 work Inauguration of the Pleasure Dome. It’s an extraordinary, multi-levelled piece of film art, a ritualistic parade of deities and archetypes.

XIIDX day 5: film poetry

Looking at Harry Smith’s early experiments in filmmaking a few weeks ago made me want to go back and explore other American pioneers of the form

XIIDX day 5: film poetry

Looking at Harry Smith’s early experiments in filmmaking a few weeks ago made me want to go back and explore other American pioneers of the form