1963. USA. Directed by Ken Jacobs. With Jack Smith. “A look in on an exploding life, on a man of imagination suffering pre-fashionable lower East Side deprivation and consumed with American 1950s, ‘40s, ‘30s disgust” (Ken Jacobs). 33 min.
Two Wrenching Departures
1989/2006. USA. Directed by Ken Jacobs. Made in response to the death of his friends Bob Fleischner and Jack Smith, who died within one week of each other in 1989, this feature includes footage from Jacobs’s Star Spangled to Death showing Smith perambulating through downtown Manhattan, as well as views of Fleischner from Jacobs’s 1961 short The Whirled. 90 min.