Here's a rare chance to judge for yourself the arguable brilliance of this 1962 work, Carey's truly independent labor of love, not available on DVD. It screens twice tonight courtesy of Film on Film Foundation, whose mission is to show films of auteurial vision in their chosen medium (i.e., not video). Clarence Hilliard (Carey) wants eternal life right here on earth -- but how to attain it? His Latina guitar teacher drapes a snake around his neck, which apparently shows him the way. Thus begins the rise and fall of "God" Hilliard, who would scandalize Ted Haggard with his dogma of the super human being through sex, rock 'n' roll and absolute power. Scored by a 21-year-old Frank Zappa.
Sat., Dec. 15, 7 & 9:15 p.m., 2007