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Invocation of My Demon Brother (1969)

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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Kenneth Anger
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Cast

Uncredited cast:
Kenneth Anger ... The Magick (uncredited)
Bobby Beausoleil ... Lucifer (uncredited)
Bill Beutel Bill Beutel ... Deacon (uncredited)
Harvey Bialy Harvey Bialy ... Brother of the Rainbow (uncredited)
Timotha Bialy Timotha Bialy ... Sister of the Rainbow (uncredited)
Speed Hacker Speed Hacker ... Wand bearer (uncredited)
Mick Jagger ... Himself (archive footage) (uncredited)
Lenore Kandel Lenore Kandel ... Deaconess (uncredited)
Anton LaVey Anton LaVey ... Satan (uncredited)
Van Leuven Van Leuven ... Acolyte (uncredited)
Anita Pallenberg ... Herself (archive footage) (uncredited)
Keith Richards ... 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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Short | Horror

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

10 October 1969 (Denmark) See more »

Also Known As:

Invocation of My Demon Brother See more »

Filming Locations:

Hyde Park, London, England, UK See more »

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Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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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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Featured in Anger Me (2006) See more »

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Its foolish not to take this at its face value
6 September 2008 | by dcw-12See all my reviews

This isn't a film in any conventional sense. For some reason many people because of their lack of sincerity doubt the sincerity of others.

This is pure occultism of the sincerest form. Anger is a known devotee of Aleister Crowley who discussed among other things sacrifice, human and otherwise, demonology, etc.

The film is of a grossly unsettling nature it hints at great horrors while revealing very little. The mind of course can conjure greater horrors than can be shown in film. Certain frames of this stick in your mind like a splinter wondering. The methodic chanting babbling barely audible names is also unsettling and disorienting.

I am not afraid to say this short disturbed me I would prefer I never saw it.

Note: I am not rating this piece a 5, I am offering no rating for it.


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