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Invocation of My Demon Brother (1969)

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Experimental short, featuring strobe-like erotic imagery with several shots of the Rolling Stones in performance and an original synthesizer score by Mick Jagger.

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Uncredited cast:
Kenneth Anger ...
The Magick (uncredited)
Bobby Beausoleil ...
Lucifer (uncredited)
Bill Beutel ...
Deacon (uncredited)
Harvey Bialy ...
Brother of the Rainbow (uncredited)
Timotha Bialy ...
Sister of the Rainbow (uncredited)
Speed Hacker ...
Wand bearer (uncredited)
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Himself (archive footage) (uncredited)
Lenore Kandel ...
Deaconess (uncredited)
Anton LaVey ...
Satan (uncredited)
Van Leuven ...
Acolyte (uncredited)
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Herself (archive footage) (uncredited)
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Himself (archive footage) (uncredited)
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Experimental short, featuring strobe-like erotic imagery with several shots of the Rolling Stones in performance and an original synthesizer score by Mick Jagger.

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The first of Kenneth Anger's films to be explicitly gay and feature full frontal male nudity. See more »

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This is the sort of Anger short that loses me...
5 December 2009 | by (Bradenton, Florida) – See all my reviews

This is from the second DVD of a set called "The Films of Kenneth Anger"--a collection of avant garde films by this odd film maker. I found the first disk to be more satisfying--the second has a lot about Aleister Crowley and Satanism that I found a bit dreary.

This film is purely for someone who loves art films and has a very, very high tolerance for this sort of thing. While my tolerance is higher than the average viewer, I found this entire short filled with self-indulgence and silly imagery. I am sure that the folks who made this film loved it, as did their friends, but I seriously doubt that more than 1 or 2 in 100 who might otherwise see it actually enjoying the film. It's just NOT a film for the average viewer.

It consists of lots of bizarre imagery, an albino, references to Satanism and various ancient religions, rituals, pot use, dead cats, dead cat heads, a visit from Anton LaVey (founder of The First Church of Satan) in Satanic regalia (looking a lot like 'Hot Stuff' the cartoon character, actually) and lots of crotch shots of naked men. To each his own...

By the way, for a great practical joke, show this to your mother or some of your friends and insist with a straight face that it's the greatest film ever made. Then wait to see their reactions! Be sure to get it all on video or digital film.


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