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Jack Smith and the destruction of Atlantis

Author: Mary JordanAgosto MachadoMario MontezLawrence RinderKen JacobsAll authors
Publisher: [United States] : Arts Alliance America, 2008.
Edition/Format:   DVD video : EnglishView all editions and formats
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A collection of interviews and clips by and about the revolutionary American artist Jack Smith. Filmmaker, actor, and pioneer of underground cinema, he is generally acclaimed as a founding father of American Performance Art, and has been critically recognized as a master photographer. The film also delves into Smith's tenuous relationship with Andy Warhol -- who adopted Smith's ideas in his own work. Pays homage to  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Documentary films
Feature films
Nonfiction films
Criticism, interpretation, etc
Interviews
Named Person: Jack Smith; Jack Smith; Andy Warhol; Jack Smith; Andy Warhol
Material Type: Videorecording
Document Type: Visual material
All Authors / Contributors: Mary Jordan; Agosto Machado; Mario Montez; Lawrence Rinder; Ken Jacobs; Nayland Blake; Holly Woodlawn; George Kuchar; Colette; Vivienne Dick; Ronald Tavel; Judith Malina; Sylvère Lotringer; Jack Smith; Ira Cohen; Tony Conrad; Richard Foreman; Helen Gee; Robert Heide; Gary Indiana; Mike Kelley; Taylor Mead; Jonas Mekas; Billy Name; Andrew Sarris; Jerry Tartaglia; John Waters; Mary Woronov; Nick Zedd; John Zorn; Arthouse Inc.; Curiously Bright Entertainment (Firm); Tongue Press (Firm); Arts Alliance America (Firm)
OCLC Number: 246652876
Notes: Special features: Glitter ; Agosto Machado with Mario Montez on Jack the master ; Lawrence Rinder on Jack's photography ; Ken Jacobs on Jack's life as theater ; Jack's loft ; Mario Montez on being Mario Montez ; Nayland Blake on the art world ; Holly Woodlawn on Jack and Andy ; George Kuchar on Jack and the creatures ; Colette and Vivienne Dick on Jack at the Cologne Art Fair ; Ronald Tavel on modeling for Jack ; Judith Malina on art and capitalism ; Sylvere Lotringer on Jack vs. capitalism.
Credits: Cinematography, Mary Jordan.
Performer(s): Commentary: Nayland Blake, Ira Cohen, Tony Conrad, Richard Foreman, Helen Gee, Robert Heide, Gary Indiana, Ken Jacobs, Mike Kelley, George Kuchar, Sylvere Lotringer, Agosto Machado, Judith Malina, Taylor Mead, Jonas Mekas, Mario Montez, Billy Name, Lawrence Rinder, Andrew Sarris, Jerry Tartaglia, Ronald Tavel, John Waters, Holly Woodlawn, Mary Woronov, Nick Zedd, John Zorn.
Description: 1 videodisc (95 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in.
Details: DVD.
Responsibility: Arthouse Films presents in association with Curiously Bright Entertainment LLC ; a Tongue Press Production ; [written, produced and directed] by Mary Jordan.

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A collection of interviews and clips by and about the revolutionary American artist Jack Smith. Filmmaker, actor, and pioneer of underground cinema, he is generally acclaimed as a founding father of American Performance Art, and has been critically recognized as a master photographer. The film also delves into Smith's tenuous relationship with Andy Warhol -- who adopted Smith's ideas in his own work. Pays homage to New York's ultimate anti-hero and the original King of the Underground.

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