Moths — <3
video by Synesthesiae Films
Moths’ ode to love, from the Unholyrhythms/Cactus Mouth V-Day production, the We Fall Apart mixtape. The footage is lifted from Antonioni’s desert masterpiece Zabriskie Point, filmed in and around Death Valley.
The real-life romance between actors Mark Frechette and Daria Halprin was more tragic than anything else. Shortly after the filming of the movie, they joined the Mel Lyman Family, an LSD-inspired urban commune, run by Mel Lyman himself, a former banjo picker and harp player in the Jim Kweskin Jug Band.
Daria left soon thereafter due to the severity of cult life and married Dennis Hopper. Things went from bad to worse for Mark. <stop reading now if you’re squeamish> After donating his $60,000 in film earnings to the cult, he landed in prison in 1973 following an ill-fated Boston bank robbery, intended to secure more funds for the cult. He died in jail in two years later under suspicious circumstances, after a 150-pound barbell crushed his neck, at the age of 27.