Kenneth Anger

Actor / Film Director / Screenwriter / Film Producer / Writer | * 02/03/1927 (93) | Santa Monica, California, USA
Kenneth Anger (born Kenneth Wilbur Anglemyer, February 3, 1927) is an American underground experimental filmmaker, actor, and author. Working exclusively in short films, he has produced almost forty works since 1937, nine of which have been grouped together as the "Magick Lantern Cycle". His films variously merge surrealism with homoeroticism and the occult, and have been described as containing "elements of erotica, documentary, psychodrama, and spectacle". Anger himself has been described as "one of America's first openly gay filmmakers, and certainly the first whose work addressed homosexuality in an undisguised, self-implicating manner", and his "role in rendering gay culture visible within American cinema, commercial or otherwise, is impossible to overestimate", with several being released prior to the legalization of homosexual acts between consenting adults in the United States. He has also focused upon occult themes in many of his films, being fascinated by the English gnostic mage and poet Aleister Crowley, and is an adherent of Thelema, the religion Crowley founded. Born to a middle-class family in Santa Monica, California, Anger would later claim to have been a child actor who appeared in the film A Midsummer Night's Dream (1935); the accuracy of this claim has come... ()
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Most frequent genres for this person: Documentaries | Fantasy | Horror

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Movies with Kenneth Anger as Actor(22)

as Lucifer (segment "Night of Pan")2010 42 One Dream Rush
as Lucifer2009 Night of Pan
as himself2009 FLicKeR
as himself2006 Notes on Marie Menken
as himself2006 Anger Me
as himself1997 Birth of a Nation
as Himself - Author / Historian1995 Darryl F. Zanuck: 20th Century Filmmaker
as himself1994 Jonas in the Desert
as The Magus1974 Lucifer Rising
as himself1970 Langlois
as The Magick (uncredited)1969 Invocation of My Demon Brother
as Dreamer (uncredited)1947 Fireworks

TV Shows/Series with Kenneth Anger as Actor(1)

1998 SexTV

Movies with Kenneth Anger as Crew(47)

Directing/Director2013 Airships 1, 2, 3
Directing/Director2010 42 One Dream Rush
Directing/Director2010 Missoni
Directing/Director2009 Brush of Baphomet
Directing/Director2009 Magick Lantern Cycle
Directing/Director2008 Ich will!
Directing/Director2007 My Surfing Lucifer
Directing/Director2004 Mouse Heaven
Directing/Director2004 Anger Sees Red
Writing/Writer2004 Anger Sees Red
Directing/Director2002 The Man We Want to Hang
Directing/Director2000 Hollywood Babylon
Directing/Director2000 Don't Smoke That Cigarette
Directing/Director1976 Senators in Bondage
Writing/Writer1976 Senators in Bondage
Production/Producer1976 Senators in Bondage
Editing/Editor1976 Senators in Bondage
Directing/Director1974 Lucifer Rising
Editing/Editor1974 Lucifer Rising
Directing/Director1971 Rabbit's Moon
Directing/Director1969 Invocation of My Demon Brother
Camera/Director of Photography1969 Invocation of My Demon Brother
Camera/Camera Operator1969 Invocation of My Demon Brother
Directing/Director1965 Kustom Kar Kommandos
Directing/Director1963 Scorpio Rising
Writing/Writer1963 Scorpio Rising
Crew/Cinematography1963 Scorpio Rising
Editing/Editor1963 Scorpio Rising
Directing/Director1953 Eaux d'artifice
Production/Producer1953 Eaux d'artifice
Crew/Cinematography1953 Eaux d'artifice
Editing/Editor1953 Eaux d'artifice
Directing/Director1949 Puce Moment
Writing/Writer1949 Puce Moment
Production/Producer1949 Puce Moment
Editing/Editor1949 Puce Moment
Directing/Director1947 Escape Episode
Directing/Director1947 Fireworks
Writing/Writer1947 Fireworks
Editing/Editor1947 Fireworks
Directing/Director1942 Tinsel Tree

Full Name: Kenneth Anger
Born: Thursday, 02/03 1927 (February) in Santa Monica (current age: 93 years + 301 days)
Zodiac sign: Aquarius (Chinese zodiac sign: Rabbit)
Languages: English (EN)
Kenneth Anger frequently works together with these people:
Jonas Mekas (13x, Crew)
Brian Butler (7x, Crew)
Stan Brakhage (4x, Crew)
Andy Warhol (4x, Crew)
Bobby Beausoleil (4x, Actor)
Ken Jacobs (3x, Crew)
Allen Ginsberg (3x, Actor)
Peter Kubelka (3x, Actor)
Marie Menken (3x, Crew)
Michele Civetta (3x, Crew)
Carol Queen (1x, Actress)
WatchPlayStream ID: PEOPLE:241260, Added: 08/07/2018, Last updated: 11/23/2020