Jack Smith and the Destruction of Atlantis (2006)

Genres - Film, TV & Radio, Visual Arts  |   Sub-Genres - Biography  |   Release Date - Apr 11, 2007 (USA - Limited)  |   Run Time - 95 min.  |   Countries - United States  |   MPAA Rating - NR
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Synopsis by Jason Buchanan

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.



anti-establishment, artist, career-retrospective, controversial, filmmaker, notoriety, photographer, renegade, tribute