Brothers of the Night
*Special screening of the Kenneth Anger Scorpio Rising short film will screen before Brothers of the Night.
Directed by Patric Chiha
2016 | Austria | 88 mins
In Romani, Bulgarian, and German with English subtitles
OFFICIAL SELECTION: Berlin International Film Festival, Art of the Real (NYC)
Largely discriminated against in their native Bulgaria, a group of young, charismatic Roma find a new home in Austria, where they sell their bodies for cash, indulge in simple pleasures, and take refuge in the bond they share. As sonorous as it is beautiful, BROTHERS OF THE NIGHT is a cinephile’s dream, nodding to decades of queer cinema history — Anger, Fassbinder, Genet, Warhol, Pasolini. It’s also the most artful of documentaries, a neon-lit portrait of digital-age drifters wandering through the Viennese night. ~ Mark Thiedeman
Scorpio Rising (Short)
Screens before Brothers of the Night
Directed by Kenneth Anger
1964 | USA | 28 mins
Retrospective Experimental Short
Splicing together bikers and bondage, Brando and the Last Supper, childhood toys and grim reapers, this proto-music-video is *the* quintessential underground film, a collage of the sacred, the profane, the nostalgic and the fetishistic. The crowning achievement of one of cinema's first openly gay filmmakers, SCORPIO RISING is a primary influence for artists as disparate as Martin Scorsese and Stan Brakhage, David Lynch and Patric Chiha, director of BROTHERS OF THE NIGHT.