Omphalos and the 131 Film Club present:

A Magickal Film Festival

Invention Arts Cafe

Sunday, 8th October, 2006; 12:30 - 8:00pm

This festival is a collection of Magickal Films, spanning the cult, the vintage, the arthouse and the contemporary. It will be held in the Invention Arts Studio, Bath.. There's good public transport links, and easy parking (free on Sundays). Click the links for directions.

Doors open at 12:30, with various showings continuing until 8:00 pm. This is a members only event, but membership is only £1 and is available on the door.

Day Pass: £10
Concession: £8
Half Day Pass: £5
(available on the door from 3:50 pm)

Music during the intermissions will be performed by Charlotte Pugh - her first live performances since returning from Indonesia where she was studying Gamelan and the indigenous music of the region.


Timetable of the showings here, with links to reviews and images.


Films will include:

The new film "The Choronzon Machine" by the Metamorphic Ritual Theatre Company, written and directed by Orryelle Defenestrate-Bascule and Rain Fisher Wolf. In this ritual theatrickal-musical device we call The Choronzon Machine the Audience follow the Fool's’ journey through the Great Wheel of the Taro/Rota, as he cycles through different refractions of Self as reflected through the archetypes of the Major Arcana;

An inaugural showing of Fabulator Films most recent work, "All In The Mind", an exploration of the Bi-Cameral Mind;

Marc Aitken's cult classic film "Do Angels Ever Cut Themselves Shaving": A man who has been traumatised by the horror of the First World War and returns, changed: A gentleman addict. During his chemical odyssey, his mind opens to the metaphysical world, with distorted memories of the trenches, the ghostly spectre of Crowley, an actress with whom he once fell in love and the nurse who saved his life in the trenches but who administered the first grains of his addiction;

"Crossing the Styx", a short film by Mongoose to recognise the 58th anniversary of the death of Aleister Crowley. The music is unique to this film and the visuals take the viewer on a psychedelic journey to the very edge of The River of the Damned with The Great Beast;

"Lucifer Rising", a Kenneth Anger film, dominated by figures in awesome landscapes through which he captures angels and marvels of the natural world. Bobby Beausoleil's music was recorded in Tracy Prison, where he was serving time for his involvement with Charles Manson and the Sharon Tate killings;

"Bell, Book and Candle" (Colombia), Directed by Richard Quinn, Starring Jimmy Stewart, Kim Novak & Jack Lemmon. Meet Gillian Holyroyd, Greenwich Village's most seductive sorceress. Powerful, glamorous and a wee bit bored, Gillian knows that witches can't fall in love. So when she discovers her new neighbour is the fiancée of an old college nemesis, events lead to a romantic complication that couldn't have been foreseen;

Three Maya Deren silent films - "Meshes of the Afternoon", "At Land" and "Ritual in Transfigured Time", marking the beginning of the American avant-garde film movement;

Two Derek Jarman films - "A Journey to Avebury", and "The Last of England";


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