A poet and publisher, photographer and filmmaker, Ira Cohen (1935-2011) spent the early 1960s in Tangier, hanging out with William Burroughs, Brion Gysin and Paul Bowles. His film The Invasion of Thunderbolt Pagoda (1968) is a classic of counterculture cinema. This psychedelic romp includes sequences shot in a Mylar chamber.
Dir: Ira Cohen | USA | 31min
Read the 2006 interview with Cohen in the New York Times.