Kenneth Anger’s films have been confined to art house theaters and crappy bootleg VHS tapes for ages, so you can imagine my joy when I discovered that Fantoma was finally releasing his work on DVD. Anger’s surreal, often occult-themed films feature some seriously stylish girls including Anita Pallenberg (pictured above in Invocation of my Demon Brother) Anais Nin and Marianne Faithfull. His films have inspired collections by Anna Sui, Jovovich-Hawk, and most recently, Vena Cava, who cited him as an influence for their Spring 2008 collection. Below is Anger’s most fashion-oriented film, Puce Moment, which he made in 1949. It’s only six minutes long—watch it!
The Films of Kenneth Anger Volume 1 is out now. Volume 2 will be released on October 2nd.