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KENNETHANGER: PROGRAMME THREE

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51 minutes


This event screened 27th February 2010.

INVOCATION OF MY DEMON BROTHER
RABBIT’S MOON
LUCIFER RISING

In 1967, the footage for Anger’s magnum opus Lucifer Rising was stolen by Anger’s Lucifer, Bobby Beausoleil, who was later convicted for his participation in the Charles Manson murders. After a severe depression and a public renunciation of filmmaking, Anger entered an inspired new period of productivity, during which he made the frenetic metaphysical collage Invocation Of My Demon Brother (1969) using ‘scraps’ of footage of the original Lucifer Rising, set to an eerie synth soundtrack by Mick Jagger. Work on Lucifer Rising resumed, with a cast that included Marianne Faithfull and director Donald Cammell: this 1980 edit features music recorded behind bars by Beausoleil. Filmed in Germany, Egypt and the UK, Lucifer Rising portrays Lucifer as the ‘rebel angel’ behind the Love Generation, a transcendental finale to Anger’s Magick Lantern Cycle. The programme also includes Anger’s 1979 ‘revisit’ of the stunning Rabbit’s Moon (see Programme One). Kenneth Anger will attend this screening for a public talk and discussion about his work with Dr Maeve Connolly.

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