Kenneth Anger is a transgressive filmmaker who has long found dark beauty and strangeness in his films, which drew upon themes of the occult and homosexuality long before such subjects were explored by mainstream directors. At the Kenneth Anger Equinox Celebration, six of his films will be screened (including Scorpio Rising and Rabbit’s Moon). In addition to a discussion of his work, Anger will wave his magisterial hands and conjure sounds from a theremin as Technicolor Skull with accompaniment from guitarist, filmmaker and frequent creative collaborator Brian Butler.

The Regent Theater, 448 S. Main St., downtown; Sat., Sept. 21, 9 p.m.; $25-$55. (323) 284-5727, 

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