Anger, Kenneth (1930?–)
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An American filmmaker and writer, Anger is one of the first important underground filmmakers of the post-World War II era. His first major film, Fireworks (1947), portrays a young man’s homoerotic dreams, including cruising public rest rooms, being brutalized by sailors, and connecting with another sailor. The film is dreamy and deeply interiorized and has clear influences in European and American modernist art film. After a nearly a decade living in Europe, Anger came back to the States and produced the work that he is most known for, particularly Scorpio Rising (1963).