Look Back in Anger: The Gnosis of Kenneth Anger w/ Nic Laccetti

Hey everybody, Nic Laccetti ‘s back for a show we can’t wait for you to check out all about Kenneth Anger and his work. Anger was an influential independent and avant-garde filmmaker who incorporated occult themes and transgressive imagery into his work. As a gay man and follower of Aleister Crowley’s Thelema in the 1940s-1960s, Anger saw his films as a way to magically influence culture and usher in Crowley’s new “Aeon of Horus.” His techniques, such as abstract montages set to pop music in films like Scorpio Rising, had a major impact on later directors. Anger was also embedded in 1960s counterculture, befriending and working with celebrities like Mick Jagger and Marianne Faithful and uhhhh one of the Manson family killers. We discuss how Anger’s films were themselves occult rituals, not just depicting esoteric and Gnostic themes on a surface level. Discover how his work is still relevant today, both for its boundary-pushing, taboo-breaking sensibility and the way it documents a certain violent and rebellious undercurrent in American culture. We talk about this YouTube lecture Nic gave on Anger: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ll2NGesCYe4 Watch Anger’s films here: https://archive.org/details/kenneth-anger-six-movies-1947-1973
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