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Jack Smith and the Destruction of Atlantis (2006)

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A mesmerizing collage of images and audio from the life and work of Jack Smith, the underground filmmaker, photographer, performance artist, and anti-capitalist, who worked in New York from... See full summary »

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Jack Smith ...
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A mesmerizing collage of images and audio from the life and work of Jack Smith, the underground filmmaker, photographer, performance artist, and anti-capitalist, who worked in New York from the '60s until his death in 1989. Highlights include the story behind the Supreme Court case over the banning of his 1963 classic Flaming Creatures. Written by official film description

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26 April 2006 (USA)  »

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Jack Smith: Doctor, doctor, tell me, please... Is my brain a germ or a disease?
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Features Flaming Creatures (1963) See more »

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L'Arlésienne
Written by Georges Bizet
Performed by Herbert Kegel and Dresdner Philharmonie (as Dresden Philharmonic)
Courtesy of Delta Entertainment
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Inaccurate, biased
22 July 2007 | by (Los Angeles) – See all my reviews

It's nice to see some of Jack's work collected on screen, but a little bit of research reveals quickly just how inaccurately this film represents the life of the man behind the work. Jack Smith was estranged from his sister from 1953 on, because she couldn't deal with his sexuality. For some reason, Mary Jordan has made this film in close collaboration with that sister. Any person whose family has trouble accepting their sexuality will understand that bizarre distortions of the facts are par for the course, and this documentary engages in that kind of wholesale fiction-making as much as you would expect. It's a shame because Jack Smith deserves attention as a great filmmaker, and deserves attention from those who are ready to accept him as he was: flawed, strange, brilliant, and untamed.


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