Black Thorns in the Black Box

Black Thorns in the Black Box

Organized according to the branches of Medieval concepts of music—musica mundana, musica humana, and musica instrumentalis—this film and video program explores how the mystic obscurity of Black Metal music has permeated all known spheres of creation. Curated by Amelia Ishmael and Bryan Wendorf. Films by Annie Feldmeier Adams, Gast Bouschet & Nadine Hilbert, Una Hamilton Helle, Devin Horan, Hunter Hunt-Hendrix, Ruth Jarman & Joe Gerhardt of Semiconductor, Chris Kennedy, Marianna Milhorat, Jimmy Joe Roche, Shazzula for Cultus Sabbati, and Michaël Sellam.


Location: Billy Wilder Theater
Ticketing: Tickets are required and available at the Box Office one hour before the program. General admission tickets are available one per person on a first come, first served basis following member ticketing. Early arrival is recommended.
Member Benefit: Members receive priority ticketing (until 15 minutes before the program) by skipping the general admission line and can choose their seats, subject to availability.
Parking: Under the museum, $3 flat rate after 6 p.m. (cash only)

Food and drink may not be carried into the Billy Wilder Theater. Read our food, bag check, and photo policies.

All Hammer public programs are free and made possible by a major gift from the Dream Fund at UCLA.

Generous support is also provided by Susan Bay Nimoy and Leonard Nimoy, the Simms/Mann Family Foundation, The Brotman Foundation of California, Good Works Foundation and Laura Donnelley, and all Hammer members.