Scorpio Rising

Scorpio Rising
Directed by Kenneth Anger

8:30 pm, Free with admission to After Hours at the Speed

This experimental film celebrates the occult, biker culture, film rebel icons like James Dean and Marlon Brando, and the gay underground. A mixture of found footage and staged action, the film is linked by a soundtrack of 1960s pop songs by Ricky Nelson, The Angels, The Crystals, Bobby Vinton, Elvis Presley, and Ray Charles. 1963, U.S., 16mm, 28 minutes. Recommended for 16+.  Print courtesy of Canyon Cinema.

Screened in conjunction with the run of Todd Haynes’ documentary The Velvet Underground which stresses the importance of American experimental films in development of the band.