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Kenneth Anger

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Birthday: Feb 3, 1927

Birthplace: Santa Monica, California, USA

One of the major figures of the avant-garde "New American Cinema" of the 1950s and 60s, Kenneth Anger (born Kenneth Anglemyer) grew up in Hollywood, was a child actor (most notably in "A Midsummer Night's Dream" 1935) and was allegedly making films by the age of ten (e.g., the short "Ferdinand the Bull" 1937; "Who Has Been Rocking My Dream Boat?" 1941). After meeting famed underground filmmaker Harry Smith in 1947, he adopted the name 'Kenneth Anger' and, over two weekends, completed his first important work, "Fireworks" (1947). This personal psychodrama received a public screening and won critical acclaim in 1949 at Jean Cocteau's "Festival of the Damned" in Biarritz. Its protagonist, played by Anger, is a guilt-ridden homosexual who dreams of being viciously beaten by a group of sailors and his punishment leads to images of sexual liberation and fertility. The film's final images are of Anger asleep with another man, the dream only temporarily abating his internal anguish over his homosexuality. Shocking in its time for its sexual content, "Fireworks" was praised as a imaginative and daring personal expression.

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No Score Yet 63% Sunset Strip Self - 2012
No Score Yet 100% Magick Lantern Cycle Director,
Screenwriter
- 2009
No Score Yet 50% Anger Me Unknown (Character) - 2007
No Score Yet 76% Lucifer Rising Lucifer (Character),
Director
- 1972
No Score Yet 65% Invocation of My Demon Brother The Magick (Character),
Director,
Screenwriter,
Cinematographer,
Film Editor
- 1969
No Score Yet 52% Kustom Kar Kommandos Director,
Screenwriter,
Film Editor
- 1965
No Score Yet 76% Scorpio Rising Director,
Writer,
Cinematographer,
Film Editor,
Art Director
- 1964
No Score Yet 81% Inauguration of the Pleasure Dome Hecate (Character),
Director,
Screenwriter,
Cinematographer,
Film Editor
- 1954
No Score Yet 66% Rabbit's Moon Director - 1950
No Score Yet 56% Puce Moment Director,
Screenwriter,
Producer
- 1949
No Score Yet 84% Fireworks Dreamer (Character),
Director,
Screenwriter,
Film Editor
- 1947
No Score Yet 83% Kenneth Anger - Fireworks Director - 1947