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.

ALL HAMMER PUBLIC PROGRAMS ARE FREE. Tickets for assigned seating in the Billy Wilder Theater are required and available at the Box Office one hour before each program. Early arrival is recommended. Tickets are available one per person on a first come, first served basis. 

As a benefit for their support, members enjoy priority ticketing and seat selection, subject to availability.

Parking is available under the museum for a flat fee of $3 after 6PM. 

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.