Review: The Films of Kenneth Anger: Volume One

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The Films of Kenneth Anger: Volume One
Kenneth Anger

Fantoma
Street: 01.23

Finally the films of Kenneth Anger are being restored, and restored beautifully at that. Forever (literally), Anger’s films have been out-of-print due to copyright issues concerning pop songs in his films. Anger’s influence stems from his idiosyncratic vision and inspiration to combine stylistic, bold content and color with pop culture and modern music … all the way back in the 40s. Anger single-handedly spawned the MTV generation and the music video. These masterfully restored films capture the pure dream-like artifice of Anger’s films in such classics such as Inauguration of the Pleasure Dome, Rabbit’s Moon and Fireworks. A superbly gay experience. -Erik Lopez