• Star Spangled to Death

    1956–60/2003–04. USA. Ken Jacobs.

Shown in two parts with a half-hour intermission

Saturday, October 18, 2008, 3:00 p.m.

Theater 2 (The Roy and Niuta Titus Theater 2), T2

  • Star Spangled to Death

    1956–60/2003–04. USA. Directed by Ken Jacobs. A magnificent artifact of artistic and political living in 1950s New York, Star Spangled combines found-footage collage with Jacobs's more-or-less staged filming, featuring Jack Smith as The Spirit Not of Life but of Living and Jerry Sims as Suffering. This social critique of a dumbed-down America, which took a half-century to complete, is constructed with incomparable style and whimsy.

In the Film exhibition Ken Jacobs: Filmmaker Extraordinaire

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