From: gyoungblood (email suppressed)
Date: Wed Apr 11 2007 - 18:03:24 PDT
Jack Smith and the Destruction of Atlantis starts todayIt would be nice if some Frameworkers could link us to reviews...
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From: kenneth wayne peralta
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Subject: [FRAMEWORKS] Jack Smith and the Destruction of Atlantis starts today
NYC Film Forum. Mary Jordan will be on hand for Q and A after tonight's 8pm show.
Beyond crumbs and crusty plastered vaults
JACK SMITH AND THE DESTRUCTION OF ATLANTIS
a feature documentary film by Mary Jordan
U.S. Theatrical Premiere
Wednesday April 11- April 24 two weeks
Film Forum 1:15, 3:15, 6:00, 8:00, 10:00
Film Forum is pleased to present the U.S. theatrical premiere of JACK SMITH AND THE DESTRUCTION OF ATLANTIS, beginning Wednesday, April 11. For Jack Smith (1932-1989), Atlantis was both the idea of a fantastical utopia and the reality of the Lower East Side apartment in which this prophetic artist staged baroque, improvisational multi-hour one-man theatrical productions, often with a cast of stuffed animals and dolls. An avant-garde photographer, filmmaker, actor, performance artist, and all around "flaming creature," Smith has been credited as a major influence by Fellini, Godard and Jarmusch. In Mary Jordan's mesmerizing portrait, he fairly jumps off the screen: a combination mystic, comedian and madman, a protean artist whose vast energy and creativity were undermined (or perversely fed?) by the poverty of his day-to-day life and his paranoid misgivings about just about everything. If there is a heaven for the wonderfully bizarre, Jack Smith resides there, accompanied by his patron saint, Maria Montez.
Tickets online or box office: (212) 727-8110
"The only person I would ever try to copy." - Andy Warhol
"...the only true 'underground filmmaker." - John Waters
"Jack Smith changed the art world." - Laurie Anderson
"Irresistible." - Richard Corliss, Time
"Extraordinary. A triumph!" - Jay Weissberg, Variety
"A lovingly crafted portrait of the artist...an aesthetic manifesto." - Scott Macaulay, Filmmaker Magazine
Jury Award- Extraordinary documentary Film Talent, Leipzig Dokfest
Jury Award- Tribeca Film Festival New York documentary competition
JACK SMITH AND THE DESTRUCTION OF ATLANTIS (2006, 95 mins.) Directed and written by Mary Jordan. Produced by Kenneth Wayne Peralta and Mary Jordan. Cinematographers: Mary Jordan and Jon Fordham. Editor: Alex Marquez. Featuring Tony Conrad, Gary Indiana, Ken Jacobs, Judith Malina, Jonas Mekas, Mario Montez, Andrew Sarris, Ronald Tavel and John Waters, among others. USA.
Film Forum is located at 209 W Houston Street, between 6th Avenue & Varick, in New York City.
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