KUSTOM KAR KOMMANDOS
Modernity

Kenneth Anger
3 min
USA 1955

Funded by the Ford Foundation, Kustom Kar Kommandos was originally conceived as a feature-length film starring the customized car as a fetish object and tribal totem. Anger subscribed to Drag News and memorized a lexicon of cult terminology in order to participate in the drag racer meets. Soundtrack: Dream Lover by the Parris Sisters.

Kenneth Anger
(1927) USA

Kenneth Anger [Kenneth Wybur Anglemyer] started making films in Hollywood in the mid 1940s - inspired by Jean Cocteau and Jean Genet - Anger becoming a lead player in the emerging American Underground film movement with films such as Fireworks (1947), made when he was only 20 years old, and the notorious Scorpio Rising (1963). He lived and worked in London for periods from the 1950s onwards where he edited Invocation of My Demon Brother from material mostly shot in the USA, Mick Jagger adding its music.

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