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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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Inaccurate, biased 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

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

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2 out of 6 people found the following review useful.
Inaccurate, biased, 22 July 2007
Author: Eli Rarey from Los Angeles

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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