The Occultural Film Series Vol. One: Magick in Cinema with Brian Butler
This Thursday night (April 5) marks the first installment of The Occultural Film Series at Northwest Film Forum.
From the press release:
Magick has been defined by Aleister Crowley as “the science and art of causing change to occur in conformity with the will.” The short film is a perfect medium for modern occult ritual – utilizing sound, light and color to alter the consciousness of the viewer.
The Occultural Film Series will explore some of the possibilities of short film as modern ritual. Guest curator Brian Butler is an artist, musician, writer and filmmaker living in Los Angeles. Butler’s films include Night of Pan, featuring Vincent Gallo and Kenneth Anger, and Loch Ness Magick, which was filmed on the grounds of Aleister Crowley’s former home in Scotland. Thursday’s event will include a program of short films, including a premiere of Butler’s Union of Opposites, followed by a ritual performance by Butler and an audience discussion.