An Evening with The Satanic Temple: Black Mass and HAXAN

An Evening with The Satanic Temple: Black Mass and HAXAN

The Satanic Temple return to PhilaMOCA on Friday, October 12 to perform a live Black Mass ritual followed by a screening of the infamous 1922 silent horror feature Häxan with a live score by the Temple’s Lucien Greaves and Shiva Honey!

About Haxan:
Benjamin Christensen's 1922 silent film Häxan is a revolutionary blend of horror genre themes and documentary elements inspired by the medieval witch-hunting manual, the Malleus Maleficarum. Ostensibly a study of demonology and witchcraft, this eerie film is divided into a series of chapters that actually serve as an exploration of superstition and paranoia. Christensen uses narrative reenactments, expressionistic set pieces, and experimental mixed media sequences that are often sexually explicit, particularly for the time period, or genuinely frightening. Alarmingly topical almost a century later, Häxan is a powerful examination of mental illness, the persecution of women and social outsiders, and the evils of religious persecution. The film will be presented in a condensed 45 minute form with a live score featuring instrument, electronics, and live vocals courtesy of the Temple’s Lucien Greaves and Shiva Honey. (Samm Deighan)

About The Satanic Temple:
The Satanic Temple (TST) is a non-theistic religion founded by Lucien Greaves and Malcolm Jarry in 2012. TST is best known for their Missouri Supreme Court lawsuit to reduce undue burdens in abortion procedures, and their efforts to place a Satanic monument on the Arkansas capitol grounds to assert pluralism where the state has placed a 10 Commandments monument. TST is also known for their compassionate campaigns to end corporal punishment in schools, promote inclusivity in religious freedom and dispel myths forged during the Satanic Panic.

$20.00 - $24.00


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