Look back at Anger (Images via video stills) Kenneth Anger, the legendary iconoclastic queer filmmaker whose visionary shorts — made from the '40s through the '70s — were highly influential and controversial, has died at 96.
Born into a well-to-do Santa Monica family on February 3, 1927, Kenneth Wilbur Anglemyer was an early devotée of all things occult.
He became fascinated by films and Hollywood artifice as a child, allegedly appearing as the Changeling Prince in the 1935 film A Midsummer Night's Dream, and making his first film in 1937.
He was 10. A sampler of his work: The 16mm short — Ferdinand the Bull — was fashioned from leftover film after a family vacation.