Anger is an energy — just as that popular PiL song says — and indestructible Los Angeles filmmaker and artist Kenneth Anger can attest to that. “Kenneth Anger: ICONS” is the retrospective of Anger's films, writings and artworks that definitively showcases the unbridled fountain of creativity that's been Anger's metier for 65 years. His films ring out like the names of saints living in a cathedral devoted to the queer of the choir: Fireworks (1947); Rabbit's Moon (1950/1979); Inauguration of the Pleasure Dome (1954/1966); Scorpio Rising (1963); Kustom Kar Kommandos (1965); Invocation of My Demon Brother (1969); Lucifer Rising (1970-81); the version with the lost Jimmy Page soundtrack was recently put online). He's been making short films again for the past decade after a lengthy retirement. A staunch Thelemite, his life is utterly steeped in otherness — and it is this otherness from all things that sets his work apart, condemning/allowing him to haunt the hinterlands. MOCA Grand Avenue, 250 S. Grand Ave., dwntwn.; exhibit runs thru Feb. 27; open daily except Wed. (213) 621-1710, (621) 621-1794,

Sun., Nov. 13, 7 p.m.; Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays-Sundays. Starts: Nov. 13. Continues through Feb. 27, 2011

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