Invocation of My Demon Brother

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Invocation of My Demon Brother (1969) is an 11-minute film directed, edited, and photographed by Kenneth Anger. The music was composed by Mick Jagger playing a Moog synthesizer. It was filmed in San Francisco at the Straight Theater on Haight Street and the William Westerfeld House (the former "Russian Embassy" nightclub).[1]

According to Anger, the film was assembled from scraps of the first version of Lucifer Rising. It includes clips of the cast smoking out of a skull, and the publicly filmed Satanic funeral ceremony for a pet cat.

Invocation of My Demon Brother won the Tenth Annual Film Culture award.[2]

Author Gary Lachman claims that the film "inaugurat[ed] the midnight movie cult at the Elgin Theatre."[3]


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  1. ^ Brottman, M.; Rowe, C.; Powell, A. (2002). Jack Hunter (ed.). Moonchild: The films of Kenneth Anger. London: Creation Books. p. 112.
  2. ^ Sitney, P. Adams (2000). Film Culture Reader (2nd ed.). America: Cooper Square Press.
  3. ^ Lachman, Gary (2001). Turn Off Your Mind: The Mystic Sixties and the Dark Side of the Age of Aquarius (New York: Disinformation). ISBN 0-88064-278-5, p. 305.

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