Capital Celluloid 2024 — Day 132: Sat May 11

Cinema is Evil – Kenneth Anger night: BFI Southbank, NFT2, 5.50pm

This evening (in the Experimenta strand at BFI Southbank) is a collection of films celebrating underground filmmaker and Hollywood Babylon author Kenneth Anger titled 'Cinema Is Evil: Welcome to the World of Legendary, Queer Occult Filmmaker Kenneth Anger'.

BFI introduction:
Kenneth Anger was a pioneering, agitational, visionary voice in independent, underground film, whose stunningly shot, magick-inspired movies disrupted experimental film and influenced the darker elements of counterculture and punk. A year to the day since Anger’s death, we pay homage to this cinematic magus and his contention that, ‘the day cinema was invented was a dark day for mankind’. Programme includes early cinema title When the Devil Drives (1907), Arena special Hollywood Babylon (1991), about Anger’s infamous book, and his psychodramas Fireworks (1947) and Rabbit’s Moon (1972).

Here (and above) is an extract.

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