Chafed Elbows and Scorpio Rising

Kenneth Anger, Robert Downey Sr.

New York: Impact Films, 1966. Original poster for the 1966 double feature of Robert Downey Sr.'s "Chafed Elbows" (1966) and Kenneth Anger's "Scorpio Rising" (1964) which ran together for over a month at the Gate Theater in New York for the premiere of Downey Sr.'s film.

A unique pairing of two classic-underground filmmakers. Downey Sr.'s "Chafed Elbows," a manic film determined to offend everyone as hapless Manhattanite Walter Dinsmore has his "annual November breakdown," and Anger's "Scorpio Rising," a homo-erotic biker epic focusing on Brooklyn's Hell's Angels chapter with a pop music soundtrack.

27.25 x 40.75 inches, rolled, on archival linen. Near Fine.

Criterion Collection Eclipse Series 33. BFI 1112.

[Book #127541]