*co-sponsored by the U of A’s LGBT Institute.
Reviled, rioted over and banned as pornographic even as it was recognized by many as an unprecedented visionary masterpiece, Jack Smith’s Flaming Creatures (1963), tonight shown in beautifully restored 16mm print, is one of the most important and influential underground movies ever released in America. In Flaming Creatures, bodies entangle on the floor, and it’s difficult to distinguish one delirious being from another. Jack Smith is considered a visionary photographer, the founding father of performance art and a pioneer of transgressive queer cinema. In celebration of the film’s 50th anniversary and LGBT history month!!