The cinema of Kenneth Anger

By Charlotte Stace



Published on March 1, 2024

As part of the CCCB’s Xcèntric 2023-2024 series, the museum brings a session on the cinema of filmmaker Kenneth Anger, a legend in American underground cinema who sadly passed away last year. Furthermore, it will show the first session in the history of Xcèntric, which took place in 2001.

Out of his ghosts, Kenneth Anger created a kind of cinema-magic that provides viewers with a unique sensorial and physical experience. Forever pushing the boundaries, his work takes the viewer on a wild ride, from the dreamlike to the mythical. We veer from pagan times steeped in sacred imagery to explorations of violence and sexuality.

Anger’s key works that will be shown include: Fireworks, 1947, 14'; Scorpio Rising, 1963, 29'; Inauguration of the Pleasure Dome, 1954-66, 38'; Invocation of My Demon Brother, 1966-69, 11'; Lucifer Rising, 1966-80, 29'. Get your tickets now.

March 24, 2024
Opening hours
18:30 – 20:30