Wednesday, July 28, 2010

Some Jack Smith films + surprises @ the Red Room

Thursday, July 29
8:30pm - 10:00pm
Red Room (425 E 31st, Baltimore)

Come watch two films "Overstimulated" and "I Was A Male Yvonne De Carlo" by underground filmmaker, pioneering performance artist, photographer, record collector, super star Jack Smith AND snacks and other films featuring the likes of Andy Warhol and Bela Lugosi.

"This short film, restored in 1995, stars Jerry Sims and the late filmmaker, Bob Fleischner. It is an early filmic exploration of the 'aesthetic of delirium' which Smith developed in his later films.
- J. T. Plaster Foundation

"Shot mainly during the late '60s and edited a decade or more later, I WAS A MALE YVONNE DE CARLO is one of several films and slide shows that feature the filmmaker as a mock celebrity...Smith waits under the visible movie lights, drumming the fingers. A fan presents him with a black and white glamour shot (Smith in profile, posed with a sinuously curved dagger) to autograph as the Warhol Superstar Ondine, dressed entirely in black leather, snaps his picture. Violence erupts as the nurse takes out a whip to discipline the star's fans. When a female creature pulls out the same dagger depicted in the glamour shot, Smith jumps up and shakes the weapon from her hand. The action is post-scripted with footage of a steam shovel patrolling the rubble where the Broadway Central hotel once stood." -- J. Hoberman