Steven Arnold: Heavenly Bodies
East Coast Premiere
Dir. Vishnu Dass, USA, 1991-2019, 81 mins
Academy Award winner Anjelica Huston narrates this exploration of the spectacularly dreamlike world of Salvador Dalí protégé Steven Arnold and his strikingly creative body of work. Arnold’s photography, filmography, paintings, and illustrations are filled with occult rituals, Hollywood camp, and surrealist whimsy. Taken from more than 70 hours of original and archival footage, director Vishnu Dass digs deeply into the inspiring life of this unheralded multimedia artist and countercultural icon.
Featuring remarkable interviews with Ellen Burstyn, Simon Doonan, Holly Woodlawn, Stuart Comer, and many more, STEVEN ARNOLD: HEAVENLY BODIES paints a remarkable picture of the man behind the reemergence of art nouveau in America.
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