Jack Smith and the Destruction of Atlantis (2006)
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Underground filmmaker, photographer, actor, performance artist, Lower East Side fixture, homosexual, and anticapitalist Jack Smith was a central figure of New York underground culture from the 1960s until his death in 1989. This portrait of Jack Smith is replete with an assemblage of photographs, film clips, and audio recordings of Smith's own voice, while resurrecting the seminal importance of Smith to the entire development of the 1960s New York underground scene.
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Mary Jordan's documentary Jack Smith and the Destruction of Atlantis is part unsparing explication of a life story, part love-stuck personification of Smith's working philosophy.
Jordan's film is a glorious visual achievement in its own right, as well as part of the rancorous ongoing dispute over Smith's legacy.
If modern art-lovers want to understand what the Jack Smith experience was like, Jordan's documentary may be their best chance.
This invaluable record contains a treasure trove of clips from Smith's hard-to-see and still striking films, plus comments that were culled from hours of interviews with this flamboyant pioneer.
There is invaluable material here, but also a lack of context for the wonderfully outre footage.
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