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Inauguration of the Pleasure Dome

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Director: Kenneth Anger
1954 / 50min / 16mm

Two seminal cinematic ceremonies from the occult high priest of the American avant-garde; two overwhelming, orgiastic sprees of pure sensation, with more unforgettable images in any given minute than many filmmakers pack into an entire career. Anger’s Aleister Crowley-inspired psychedelic masquerade bacchanal Inauguration of the Pleasure Dome, a kaleidoscopic fever dream featuring high-ranking Thelemite Marjorie Cameron, opens the gates of perception; Invocation of My Demon Brother, a midnight mass with a Moog score supplied by Mick Jagger, marches right through. Gaze into the magick lantern, and walk away with your DNA re-scrambled.