1871 North High Street
Columbus, Ohio 43210

Jack Smith and the Destruction of Atlantis
(Mary Jordan, 2006)
Flaming Creatures and other shorts
(Jack Smith, 1962-1963)

// Double Feature

Sat, Feb 10, 2007 | 7:00PM
Film/Video Theater

"The only person I would ever try to copy."--Andy Warhol on Jack Smith

Start time for Smith films: 8:45 PM.

A central figure in New York's underground culture in the 1960s and an innovative progenitor of the "camp" or "trash" sensibility, Jack Smith (born in Columbus in 1932) gained notoriety with the film Flaming Creatures, whose screenings were often raided, rioted over, and banned. Through rare archival footage and interviews with collaborators and devotees including John Waters, Richard Foreman, John Zorn, and Jonas Mekas, this fascinating documentary provides a revelatory portrait of the filmmaker, performer, artist, photographer, and provocateur. With music by Zorn and Thurston Moore. (video, 96 mins.)

Following the documentary, we'll show Flaming Creatures (Jack Smith, 1962-1963) and two famed shorts featuring Smith: Blond Cobra (Ken Jacobs, 1959-1963) and Little Stabs at Happiness (Ken Jacobs, 1959-1962). (16mm, total running time 90 mins.)

Official Website: http://www.wexarts.org/fv/index.php?eventid=1967&page=2

Added by anton on February 5, 2007

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