Combustible Celluloid
 
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With: Agosto Machado, Andrew Sarris, Ari Roussimoff, Billy Name, Ela Troyano, Gary Indiana, George Kuchar, Helen Gee, Henry Hills, Holly Woodlawn, Ira Cohen, Ivan Galietti, Jerry Tartaglia, John Matturri, John Vaccaro, John Waters, John Zorn, Jonas Mekas, Judith Malina, Ken Jacobs, Lawrence Rinder, Mario Montez, Mary Sue Slater, Mary Woronov, Mike Kelley, Nayland Blake, Nick Zedd, Richard Foreman, Robert Heide, Robert Wilson, Ronald Tavel, Sylvere Lotringer, Taylor Mead, Tommy Lanigan-Schmidt, Tony Conrad, Uzi Parnes, William Niederkorn
Written by: Mary Jordan
Directed by: Mary Jordan
MPAA Rating: Unrated
Running Time: 95
Date: 04/26/2006
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Jack Smith and the Destruction of Atlantis (2006)

3 Stars (out of 4)

Flaming Ceature

By Jeffrey M. Anderson

This captivating documentary takes a look at the infamous New York underground artist, photographer and filmmaker. It's the only place you'll find clips of his notorious masterpiece Flaming Creatures (1963), and for that alone it's worth seeing. It was the only film Smith ever completed, though he started and even screened several others. Director Mary Jordan interviews lots of talking heads, mainly cultural critics, fans and friends of Smith's, and Smith himself can be seen and heard in rare snippets.

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