Screening alongside Shopping Bag Spirits and Freeway Fetishes: Reflections on Ritual Space will be Kenneth Anger’s occultish short, Invocation of My Demon Brother, mostly shot in San Francisco and scored by Mick Jagger on an analogue synthesiser.

A key figure in the L.A. Rebellion film movement, which saw the emergence of a Black Cinema that offered a vital alternative to Hollywood output, Barbara McCullough was a student of Shirley Clarke’s who persistently encouraged experimentation with both form and technology. Opening with an extract from her own landmark feminist project, Water Ritual #1: An Urban Rite of Purification, McCullough’s film, Shopping Bag, Spirits and Freeway Fetishes: Reflections on Ritual Space then moves on to interview nine Los Angeles-based artists about how ritual informs their work and practice.

We are delighted to welcome filmmaker Barbara McCullough to introduce this screening.  

Screening as part of the As Above So Below season with the IFI and IMMA – May 6th to 21st. More info here. 

IMMA Members can avail of the IFI Members’ admission price for this event. This rate is ONLY available in person or over the phone with the IFI Box Office.

Present your IFI cinema ticket from any of the IFI & IMMA: As Above, So Below season screenings at the IMMA Box Office and receive a 2 for 1 entry to the ‘As Above, So Below’ exhibition at the Irish Museum of Modern Art.

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Shopping Bag, Spirits and Freeway Fetishes, 60 mins, 1981, USA, Digital Invocation of My Demon Brother, 12 mins, 1969, USA, 16mm


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