Kenneth Anger – Puce Moment (1949) and Guy Maddin

Dear Shaded Viewers,

I know that I’ve shown you this film before but the thing is I just finished the most amazing interview with the director Guy Maddin for the next Cinema issue of ZOO and in it he mentioned Kenneth Anger and this film, so I bring it back to you with his comment.

Puce Moment was to be called Puce Women, but only this 6 minute fragment was finished. Situated in the 1920’s, it depicts a lady, Yvonne Marquis, selecting a dress to go out with her dogs. Puce is a colour, a hue of violet, popular in those times

Do you remember the first Kenneth Anger film that you saw; was it Fireworks, or something else? If you had to choose an all time favourite film, what would it be?

A: It was Fireworks, which really stands up

Diane Pernet

A LEGENDARY FIGURE IN FASHION and a pioneer of blogging, Diane is a respected journalist, critic, curator and talent-hunter based in Paris. During her prolific career, she designed her own successful brand in New York, costume designer, photographer, and filmmaker.