Scorpio Rising

Concept, direction, camera and editing by Kenneth Anger. Music by Little Peggy March, The Angels, Bobby Vinton, Elvis Presley, Ray Charles, The Crystals, The Rondells, Kris Jensen, Claudine Clark, Gene McDaniels, The Surfari. Filmed in Brooklyn and Manhattan. Cast: Bruce Byron (Scorpio), Johnny Sapienza (Taurus), Frank Carifi (Leo), John Palone (Pinstripe), Ernie Allo (Joker), Barry Rubin (Fall Guy), Steve Crandell (Blondie), Bill Dorfmann (Back), Johnny Dodds (Kid).

A "high" view of the Myth of the American Motorcyclist. The machine as totem, from toy to terror. Thanatos in chrome and black leather. Part I - Boys & Bolts. Part II - Image Maker. Part III - Walpurgis Party. Part IV - Rebel Rouser.

"... a masterpiece in the specific sense that it is composed of clarities of the fire and water workings of your earlier films into a ritual of order, depth and complexity." - Stan Brakhage

Awards: First Prize, Evian, France, 1966; Golden Cup, 11th Festival of Rapallo, Italy, 1965; First Prize, Third Annual Independent Filmmakers' Festival, Foothill College Film Festival; First Prize, Documentary - cited for "plastic research and expressive qualities" - Poretta Terme Festival of Free Cinema, Italy, 1964.

16mm film available for rental, please inquire for pricing.