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FILM SCREENINGS

  • Scorpio Rising

    1963. USA. Kenneth Anger. 30 min.

  • Flaming Creatures

    1963. USA. Jack Smith. 43 min.

Saturday, September 13, 2008, 2:00 p.m.

Theater 2 (The Roy and Niuta Titus Theater 2), T2



  • Scorpio Rising

    1963. USA. Directed by Kenneth Anger. A precursor of the music video, this short documentary-style feature contains no dialogue, and rapidly intercuts images against a score of slyly selected pop tunes. Decried as too explicit upon its release, Scorpio Rising looks into the homoerotic world of bikers, focusing on leather-wearing bad boy Scorpio (Bruce Byron). A controversial hit on the underground circuit, the film went on to influence a generation of popular filmmakers. 30 min.

  • Flaming Creatures

    1963. USA. Directed by Jack Smith. Sound by Tony Conrad. Described by the artist as "a comedy set in a haunted music studio," this carnal, polysexual explosion of the filmic terrain caused an uproar upon its release. The film is lauded by many as the most radical and influential film experiment to emerge from the 1960s. Distributed by Canyon Cinema. 43 min.

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