Director Craig Denney
Year 1975
Starring Craig Denney
Run Time 96min
More Info IMDb

The American Genre Film Archive (AGFA) is an Austin-based film repository that houses many prints from the classic drive-in and exploitation era. In fact, it houses so many film prints, in so many different states of completeness and under so many different titles than new complete prints are uncovered all the time. Last March, AGFA teamed with Chris Poggiali of the website Temple of Schlock to present the AGFA Endangered Fest, an all-night marathon of films once thought lost but currently housed in the AGFA archives. The indisputable stand-out of that brain bending night was THE ASTROLOGER, an incredibly ambitious self-biopic written, directed and starring real-life astrologer to the stars Craig Denney. SInce then AGFA has completed a successful indiegogo campaign to create a new digital transfer of this fragile and priceless print. We can now share this film with the world without fear of further degrading what is likely the only print in existence of this mind-blowing marvel of cinematic self-aggrandizement. 

A carnival con man discovers that he has genuine psychic powers and uses them to become an astrology bigwig. But the plot isn’t necessarily the focus of THE ASTROLOGER. It’s the kind of film where the main character makes a movie that is basically THE ASTROLOGER within the movie and then we get to spend a few minutes watching The Astrologer watch THE ASTROLOGER inside the movie THE ASTROLOGER! It’s the kind of movie that has an entire dynamic dinner scene shot entirely in slow-motion. It’s the kind of movie where someone shouts, “You’re not an astrologer... YOU’RE AN ASSHOLE!” And it’s all done without an ounce of irony. It’s all genuine, it’s all passion, it’s all GOOD. (Brian Kelley)

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