An email dropped into my inbox yesterday from a one-time lecturer of mine who teaches various film related courses in Edinburgh, David Melville Wingrove (no relation), all about a special event he’s co-hosting on Thursday about Dr Kenneth Anger entitled Anger Management.
Describing Anger as “Black Magic Guru, Lord of the Underground, Gay Messiah, High Priest of Hollywood Babylon & Film-maker extraordinaire!!”, David also notes that he “was a wonderfully mad American underground filmmaker (and author of the infamous Hollywood Babylon books). We’ll have lots of bizarre clips and tons of time for discussion and chat.”
I can personally vouch for David’s passion for all things filmic, particularly the more offbeat, and you’ll be both entertained and educated at this event.
Head along to Scottish Screen Academy, Napier University, 2A Merchiston Avenue, Morningside on Thursday 19 March at 2pm until 5pm for the talk.
Meanwhile, here’s one of Anger’s short films, Mouse Heaven: