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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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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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Referenced in Irréversible (2002) See more »

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"Zap. You're pregnant. That's magick"
22 December 2008 | by chaos-rampantSee all my reviews

You don't have to be a scholar of the avant-garde/experimental scene to realize that Kenneth Anger IS trying to invoke something with his short film. A hypnotic nightmare, a devilish delirium, a dervish dance, a chaotic panorama of sights and sounds plucked straight from the late sixties hippie melting pot, pulsating with frenzied energy, convulsing and threatening to spiral out of control at every turn. The imagery Anger employs is an eclectic mix of Hell's Angels denim, occult liturgy, caleidscopic nightmares, religious iconography, hell, he even throws a Nazi flag in for good measure, and everything coalesces in a helter skelter of diabolic psychedelia. Yet what must have been a completely alien experience back in 1969 seems familiar territory by now - mostly because a lot of what Anger was doing back then, both in terms of imagery and execution, has been appropriated by the music video industry the past twenty years. Speaking of music, Mick Jagger's hypnotic score was as ahead of its time as the film itself. A must-see for the adventurous viewer.


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