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A mesmerizing collage of images and audio from the life and work of Jack Smith, the underground filmmaker... See more » | Add synopsis »
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2 wins See more »
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(3 articles)
7 Cool Documentaries About Filmmakers
 (From Underground Film Journal. 10 January 2011, 6:00 AM, PST)

Underground Film Links: May 30, 2010
 (From Underground Film Journal. 30 May 2010, 6:00 AM, PDT)

Flaming Creatures Memories
 (From Underground Film Journal. 18 May 2010, 6:00 AM, PDT)

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Mary Jordon's homage is a hypnotic portrait of one of our greatest artists. See more (7 total) »

Cast

  (in credits order)
Jack Smith ... Himself (archive footage)
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Nayland Blake ... Himself
Ira Cohen ... Himself
Tony Conrad ... Composer
Richard Foreman ... Himself
Ivan Galietti ... Himself
Helen Gee ... Limelight Gallery founder
Robert Heide ... Himself
Henry Hills ... Himself
Gary Indiana ... Himself
Ken Jacobs ... Himself
Mike Kelley ... Artist

George Kuchar ... Himself
Thomas Lanigan-Schmidt ... Himself
Sylvere Lotringer ... Himself
Agosto Machado ... Performer

Judith Malina ... Theatre Director / Actor
John Matturri ... Himself

Taylor Mead ... Himself
Jonas Mekas ... Anthology Film Archives / Filmmaker
Mario Montez ... Himself
Billy Name ... Himself
William Niederkorn ... Author
Uzi Parnes ... Himself
Lawrence Rinder ... Himself
Ari M. Roussimoff ... Himself

Andrew Sarris ... Himself
Mary Sue Slater ... Herself
Sue Slater ... Sister
Abbe Stubbenhaus ... Assistant 1967 - 1972
Jerry Tartaglia ... Himself
Ronald Tavel ... Himself
Ela Troyano ... Filmmaker
John Vaccaro ... Himself

Andy Warhol ... Himself (archive footage)

John Waters ... Himself
Robert Wilson ... Director

Holly Woodlawn ... Himself

Mary Woronov ... Herself

Nick Zedd ... Filmmaker
John Zorn ... Himself
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Directed by
Mary Jordan 
 
Writing credits
Mary Jordan 

Produced by
Mary Jordan .... executive producer
Mary Jordan .... producer
Stephen Kessler .... executive producer
Ross Morgan .... executive producer
Kenneth Peralta .... executive producer
Kenneth Peralta .... producer
Richard Prince .... executive producer
Kenneth Wayne .... producer
Alessandra Zeka .... line producer
 
Original Music by
Robert Aaron 
Joel Diamond  (as Joel A. Diamond)
Thurston Moore 
Matt Morandi  (as Matthew Morandi)
 
Cinematography by
Jon Fordham 
Mary Jordan 
 
Film Editing by
Alex Marquez 
 
Sound Department
Richie Nieto .... sound re-recording mixer
Richie Nieto .... supervising sound editor
Bill Seery .... sound editor
Kelly Spivey .... sound editor
Andrew Sterling .... sound recordist
 
Camera and Electrical Department
J.M. Silverman .... camera operator
 
Editorial Department
Konstantin Bojanov .... additional editor
Brian Gates .... additional editor
Sharon Hughes .... assistant editor
Delia Kelly .... assistant editor
Richard Kryszko .... assistant editor
Emir Lewis .... additional editor
James Lyons .... consulting editor
H. Spencer Young .... additional editor
H. Spencer Young .... contributing editor
Paul Zucker .... additional editor
Paul Zucker .... contributing editor
 
Music Department
Deirdre Corley .... assistant music supervisor
Carlton DeWoody .... assistant music supervisor (as Carlton DeWoody III)
Connie Howell .... music supervisor (as Connie M. Howell)
Mary Jordan .... music supervisor
The Wowz .... musician
 
Other crew
Michael Almereyda .... script advisor
Ariana Bernstein .... production assistant
Rachel Mary Cox .... production assistant
Nicholas Feitel .... intern
Sam Grossman .... assistant writer
Gregory Segal .... production assistant
H. Spencer Young .... script advisor
 

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USA:94 min
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Did You Know?

Quotes:
Andy Warhol:[speaking of Jack Smith] The only person I would ever copy. He's just so terrific, and I think he makes the best movies.See more »
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Soundtrack:
Nayland's Pillow TalkSee more »

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3 out of 5 people found the following review useful.
Mary Jordon's homage is a hypnotic portrait of one of our greatest artists., 11 April 2007
Author: paulsado-1 from LES

What is the negotiable space between art and commerce? according to Jack Smith there is none. Mary Jordon expertly applies Jack's own free form techniques to a collage portrait of the man his work and it's impact on a popular culture. The film seamlessly flows from blistering indictments of Jack's covetous enemies such as Jonas Menkas and Andy Warhol to moving sentiments from collaborators such as tony Conrad and the reclusive Mario Montez. Jack's own sister provides one of the films more heart wrenching moments in a compassionate declaration she makes towards the films end.

Mary Jordan as a filmmaker embodies the spirit of Jack Smith himself as she bucks typical documentary structure and embraces a more surging and organic approach to story telling. One comes away enlightened, inspired, educated, and moved. More than you'll find at your local multi plexus for sure. the film is currently touring the US and Europe, can be seen at Film Forum in NYC right now and must not be missed by true seekers of truth and purpose in art and life.

Jack Smith may look pale- but thats simply because he's been in the safe too long...

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