On Saturday, March 30, ATA Gallery’s OTHER CINEMA opens its Secret Agents diptych.
Mr. Adam Parfrey jets in from Washington state to introduce his new book, Ritual America, with a riveting 50-min. slideshow. Adam foregrounds the major groups, players, and beliefs in this provocative exposé on American fraternal and religious organizations. He answers any and all questions, and signs this and other books from his Feral House imprint.
PLUS curious footage of the Masons, Mormons, Moose Lodgers, Shriners, Legionnaires, and Druids! Come early for reception and book-signing. https://www.facebook.com/events/453219161416608/?fref=ts
Press for Ritual America:
Boingboing.net did an exclusive excerpt here: http://boingboing.net/2012/03/06/ritual-america-secret-brother.html
Adam Parfrey wrote a guest blog on the book for the Huffington Post here: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/adam-parfrey/secret-society-photos_b_1407127.html?ref=slidepollajax
And VICE magazine did a feature that can be viewed here: http://www.vice.com/read/men-in-funny-hats-still-rule-the-world-0000162-v19n3
Here are the youtube and vimeo links to the trailer, which features old 16mm footage of Shriner parades, please feel free to share them! http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=psAe-iv9W0w http://vimeo.com/35590170