Jack Smith and the Destruction of Atlantis

Genre:  Documentary
Running Time:  94 min.
Release Date: March 21, 2008 (limited)

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Cast: Jack Smith


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.

Director: Mary Jordan
Screenplay: Mary Jordan
Official Site: jacksmithandthedestructionofatlantis.com

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