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This week The Cultists Present Panos Cosmatos’s 'Beyond the Black Rainbow' (2010). Coming almost 10 years before Cosmatos’s surprise Indie hit “Mandy” (2018), “Beyond” is a transcendental, atmospheric color wheel of a tale. One that tells the story of a young girl subjected to the obsession of one man’s dreams to transform humanity into something “better”. Light on plot but heavy on craft and homage, Beyond The Black Rainbow is a visual odyssey stuffed with intertextual references and optical tricks. So join us as we deep dive into a film that remains, above all else, a meticulously composed love letter to mid-century science fiction.
Topics Include: Mysticism in The "New Age”; The CIA's MK Ultra projects; the curious plight of Cold War era research in mind expansion and control; LSD in the 1960s; Outrun filmmaking; and those “Noriega” leathers...
Episode Safeword: “sobriety”