Fireworks (1947) by Kenneth Anger

Sunday, April 30, 1989, 7:30 pm

The Magick Lantern by Kenneth Anger


800 Chestnut Street

San Francisco, CA, 94133

Tonight for the very first time the Cinematheque presents the complete Magick Lantern Cycle. Kenneth Anger is truly the enduring “enfant terrible” of independent cinema—from his ground-breaking late 40s homoerotic symbolist home-movie Fireworks to his 60s classic of sex and fascism Scorpio Rising to his infamous full-page Village Voice ad announcing his own death (“In Memorium: Kenneth Anger”) to his enlistment of Manson Family member Bobby Beausoleil to create the music for Lucifer Rising. Anger’s vision is potent and visceral, and charged with the energy of a visual poet driven by the angels and demons of his own psyche.  Notes by MSW.