‘Benefit Concert for Anthology Film Archives’


Kenneth Anger, 83-year-old auteur of experimental cinephile favorites Scorpio Rising and Lucifer Rising, will play the theremin tonight with occasional film producer Brian Butler for their collaboration, Technicolor Skull. They describe it as a “magick ritual of light and sound,” which is perfect considering this event is a benefit for the folding-chair art-house movie bastion Anthology Film Archives (though Skull’s music is definitely experimental noise and musique concrète). Also performing tonight are Lou Reed, Sonic Youth, Moby, and the Virgins, so regardless of the evening’s benefit status, it will be a night to remember in all its brightly colored glory.

Wed., May 19, 8:30 p.m., 2010