SCORPIO RISING vis-a-vis REBEL WITHOUT A CAUSE
THURSDAY, APRIL 28 at 8 PM
The inaugural screening of the VIS-À-VIS series pairs two films from the heart of mid-century California car culture and angst.
Kenneth Anger’s SCORPIO RISING (1964) is a collage film/needle-drop musical filled with chrome, fatalism, and homoeroticism. Likewise, Nicholas Ray’s REBEL WITHOUT A CAUSE (1955) depicts adolescent unrest and longing nestled within James Dean’s seminal jeans and t-shirt anti-authority malaise, not to mention Sal Mineo’s archetypal lust and loss, made more powerful given Mineo’s real life closeted backstory and death.
Join our presentation of two iconic depictions of the fast and impervious.
VIS-À-VIS is an ongoing program curated by Brenda Contreras and Navid Sinaki that pairs experimental and narrative cinema to present the dialogues and deviations when seemingly disparate styles are placed side by side and face to face.
Presented with the USC Hugh M. Hefner Moving Image Archive.
Doors open at 7:30pm
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