Les angeS Dorment

(Felix Venable, 1965, 9 min)

Historic Film, Short Film

The only extant film made by the legendary Felix Venable, a primary mentor and friend to Jim Morrison.  Venable’s own mythic status among Doors fans in part derives from his tragic early death in November 1970 (a few months before Morrison himself).  In Les angeS Dorment (note the capitalization…), a series of vignettes set to varying scores are exemplified by highly refined and intuitive camerawork and editing.  This influential film is intensely and quietly psychedelic, suggestive of acid experiences and a shifting sense of fragmented consciousness. -Mark Toscano

Restored print courtesy of the Academy Film Archive.


Directed by Felix Venable


Wednesday, March 20 6:59pm

Psychedelic Visions And Expanded Consciousness Los Angeles in the ‘60s and ‘70s

Hyperkinetic experimental film and animation in the late ‘60s and early ‘70s both echoed and informed the volcanic psychedelia that defined this era. Presented by Adam Hyman, Executive Director of

Michigan Theater (Screening Room)