Jack Smith & The Destruction of Atlantis

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The underground art of renegade performance artist, photographer, and filmmaker Jack Smith is explored through the images he created and the words of those who knew him best in filmmaker Mary Jordan's tribute to the man believed to have inspired some of Andy Warhol's most iconic works. A virulent utopian and anti-capitalist whose works spanned from the 1960s to the late-1980s, Smith gained notoriety early on in his career when he went battled the Supreme Court over the banning of his controversial work "Flaming ...
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The underground art of renegade performance artist, photographer, and filmmaker Jack Smith is explored through the images he created and the words of those who knew him best in filmmaker Mary Jordan's tribute to the man believed to have inspired some of Andy Warhol's most iconic works. A virulent utopian and anti-capitalist whose works spanned from the 1960s to the late-1980s, Smith gained notoriety early on in his career when he went battled the Supreme Court over the banning of his controversial work "Flaming Creatures." An enigmatic artist whose work remains on the fringes of the mainstream despite the praise of curators from the Whitney to the Louvre, the effects of Smith's powerful influence are explored in interviews with those who both loved and hated Smith.
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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 Jack and the Art World; Holly Wooslawn on Jack's influence; George Kuchar on Jack and his creatures; Colette and Vivienne Dick on Jack in Germany; Ronald Tavel on Modeling for Jack; Judith Malina on Art and Capitalism; Sylvere Lotringer on Jack vs. Capitalism
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 8/5/2008
  • UPC: 829567052525
  • Original Release: 2006
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  • Source: Arts Alliance Amer
  • Region Code: 1
  • Aspect Ratio: Pre-1954 Standard (1.33.1)
  • Sound: Dolby Digital Stereo
  • Language: English
  • Time: 1:35:00
  • Format: DVD

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Agosto Machado Participant
Billy Name Participant
Ari Roussimoff Participant
Andrew Sarris Participant
Ela Troyano Participant
Nayland Blake Participant
Ira Cohen Participant
Tony Conrad Participant
Richard Foreman Participant
Richard Foreman Participant
Ivan Galietti Participant
Helen Gee Participant
Robert Heide Participant
Henry Hills Participant
Gary Indiana Participant
Ken Jacobs Participant
Mike Kelley Participant
George Kuchar Participant
Thomas Lanigan-Schmidt Participant
Sylvere Lotringer Participant
Judith Malina Participant
John Matturri Participant
Taylor Mead Participant
Jonas Mekas Participant
Mario Montez Participant
William Niederkorn Participant
Uzi Parnes Participant
Lawrence Rinder Participant
Mary Sue Slater Participant
Jerry Tartaglia Participant
Ronald Tavel Participant
John Vaccaro Participant
John Waters Participant
Robert Wilson Participant
Holly Woodlawn Participant
Mary Woronov Participant
Nick Zedd Participant
John Zorn Participant
Technical Credits
Mary Jordan Director, Camera Operator, Executive Producer, Musical Direction/Supervision, Producer, Screenwriter
Robert Aaron Score Composer
Joel Diamond Score Composer
Jon Fordham Camera Operator
Jeff Hinton Sound/Sound Designer
Connie M. Howell Musical Direction/Supervision
Stephen Kessler Executive Producer
Cary Loren Sound/Sound Designer
Alex Marquez Editor
Thurston Moore Score Composer
Ross Morgan Executive Producer
Kenneth Wayne Peralta Executive Producer, Producer
Richard H. Prince Executive Producer
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Scene Index

Disc #1 -- Jack Smith and the Destruction of Atlantis
1. Stranger On the Street [8:10]
2. Mother [3:23]
3. New York 1953 [4:37]
4. Our Lady of the Dochs [5:16]
5. Grew Up In the 50's [10:49]
6. Moral Decay [7:30]
7. Normal Love [7:28]
8. Andy Warhol [5:58]
9. No More Masterpieces [7:15]
10. The Loft [6:55]
11. For Rent [8:11]
12. Jack's Hate [11:21]
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Menu

Disc #1 -- Jack Smith and the Destruction of Atlantis
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   Chapters
   Bonus Material
      Glitter
      Agosto Machado With Mario Montez On the Master
      Lawrence Rinder On Jack;s Legacy
      Ken Jacobs On Life as Theater
      Jack's Loft
      Mario Montez On Beinf 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 hte Cologne Art Fair
      Ronald Tavel On Modeling For Jack
      Judith Malina On Art and Capitalism
      Sylvère Lotringer On Jack Vs. Capitalism
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