At the Hammer: Filmmaker Kenneth Anger on Aleister Crowley

March 18, 2009 at 9:00 am in Art, Entertainment, Filmmaking/Filmmakers

crowleyMiiiiissssssssstah Croooowleeeeeey,
What went down in your head?
Ohhhh, Miiiiisssssstahhh Croooowleeeeeey,
Did you talk to the dead?

Oh, I’m sorry, I didn’t realize I was writing a post.

This Thursday night, the Hammer is presenting a free lecture called Do What Thou Wilt: Kenneth Anger on Aleister Crowley and the Occult. Apparently the avant-garde filmmaker once dabbled in Crowley’s Thelema religion, and many of his films actually reference the occult.

This event complements the Hammer’s Houseguest series, which invites artists to curate a show based on the diverse collections of the University of California, Los Angeles. This time around, LA-based artist Francesca Gabbiani gave it a whirl and wound up exploring sorcery and witchcraft.

Now, if you’ll excuse me, I have a serious air-guitar solo to get back to.

Ladies and gentlemen, Mr. Randy Rhoads!

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