Tuesday, February 12, 2013


1947 American Short Film

Cast: Kenneth Anger, Gordon Gray and Bill Seltzer
Writer/Director: Kenneth Anger

A teenage boy has a dream about sailors, sex and brutality.


  • Internet Movie Database: 6.8/10
  • Rotten Tomatoes - Audience: 35%
  • OMG rating: 6 /10

  • DVDs: Available

  • Made when he was 17 years old, Fireworks is the earliest of Kenneth Anger's films to still survive. The original negative and Anger's subsequent hand-tinted prints were lost. The current extant version is constructed from early 16mm prints and was painstakingly restored by UCLA.
  • Following the film's release, Anger was arrested on obscenity charges. The case ultimately went to the California Supreme Court, which ultimately threw the case out, declaring the film to be a work of art.

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