- Thursday, December 17, 2009
Kenneth Anger: Restored Prints
Date + TimeThursday, December 17, 2009
LocationPhyllis Wattis Theater
Fireworks, 1947, 15 min., 35mm
Rabbit's Moon, 1950/1971, 16 min., 16mm
Scorpio Rising, 1963, 29 min., 35mm
Kustom Kar Kommandos, 1964, 3 min., 35mm
Films by Kenneth Anger, American underground cinema's dark star, ignite the screen with occult symbolism and lush baroque sensibilities while smashing the atoms of pop culture. The selection of early short films in this event — a reverie of homoerotica, fetishism, machismo, myth, and ironic spectacle — paved the way for queer cinema and captured the attention of directors from Jean Cocteau to Martin Scorsese. Anger introduces the program and participates in a post-screening Q&A.
These films were recently restored at the UCLA Film and Television Archive.
Kenneth Anger, filmmaker
Admission + Ticketing
$10 general; $7 SFMOMA members, students, and seniors. Tickets are available at the Museum (with no surcharge) or online.Buy tickets
Image: Kenneth Anger, Scorpio Rising (1963), still; image courtesy and copyright of Kenneth Anger
Preservation made possible by the Film Foundation; prints courtesy of the UCLA Film and Television Archive.