VIENNA INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL: OCTOBER 25 – NOVEMBER 8, 2018

ANGER ME

V' 06

ANGER ME

Elio Gelmini
CAN/USA, 2006
Documentaries, 72min, eOF

ANGER ME

Elio Gelmini
CAN/USA, 2006
Documentaries, 72min, eOF

Actors: 
Kenneth Anger
Jonas Mekas
Screenplay: 
Carlo Vitali
Sound: 
Carlo Vitali
Camera: 
J. P. Locherer
Editor: 
Carlo Vitali
Elio Gelmini
Dennis Day
Composer: 
Bobby Beausoleil
Steven Brown
Nikolas Klau
Tuxedomoon
Trevor Tureski
Richard Sacks

Production: 
A Few Steps Production 2A Greenlaw Avenue Toronto, Ontario M6H3V5, Kanada T 416 651 42 28 afewstepsproduction@sympatico.ca
World Sales: 
A Few Steps Production 2A Greenlaw Avenue Toronto, Ontario M6H3V5, Kanada T 416 651 42 28 afewstepsproduction@sympatico.ca
Format: 
Video (Digi Beta)
Color and Black/White

Kenneth Anger is one of the major personalities of the 60ies and 70ies underground art scene. In 1947, Anger shot a short, expressive, imagistic, sexually charged dramatic film entitled Fireworks. This work established him not only as a pioneer of experimental film, but also as a pioneer in the visualization of homo-erotic imagery. In fact, throughout his life, Kenneth Anger defined himself as a «cinematographic magician» and declared that his intention was that of projecting his films directly into the minds of the audience. He credited the use of esoteric symbolism, prevalent in his films, to Aleister Crowley (1875-1947), the great magician, advocate of Gnosticism and of neo-paganism, a highly controversial, complex and fascinating figure of the 20th century. In the past five decades, Anger's films have been the subject of many books, film panels and film theory courses. Exactly who is Kenneth Anger? Why and how did he make these films? These are some of the issues and questions I'm exploring in Anger Me. (Elio Gelmini)