To say I am looking forward to this would be an understatement. I’ve been a fan of Anger’s work for years, and I’m thrilled that he will grace the Cinema stage at the Walker again for the first time in over 25 years, mere days before his 80th birthday. Needless to say, Dr. Anger has countless incredible stories about his life, work, and the history of Cinema. As if that isn’t enough, he will be presenting the new 35mm UCLA restorations of Fireworks, Rabbit’s Moon, Scorpio Rising, and Kustom Kar Kommandos. We will also be showing Invocation of My Demon Brother, a recent gift to the Walker’s Edmund R. Ruben Film and Video Study collection from Sally Dixon. This will be a night to remember. Do not miss it! I would recommend buying tickets in advance as they are going quickly.
The Films of Kenneth Anger volume 1 DVD was released yesterday (and will hopefully hit the Walker Shop‘s shelves by the week’s end. However, seeing these films projected from 35mm prints in the Cinema will no doubt remind you of why seeing actual film projected in a theater setting is unparalleled. The color, scale, power, and intensity of these films will be immediately apparent. Do not miss your chance to see them.
To whet your appetite and give you a hint of what these restorations will offer, take a look at the trailer for the DVD: