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23 July - 16 October 2016

Film Screening: The Invasion of Thunderbolt Pagoda

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.

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