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Jack Smith: Normal Love

Thursday, January 30, 2014 — 7:30 pm

@ YERBA BUENA CENTER FOR THE ARTS

701 Mission Street (at Third St)

San Francisco, CA 94103 - MAP

(415) 978-2700


Ravishing, Radical and Restored: The Films of Jack Smith

Normal Love

Admission: $10 regular/$8 YBCA Member, Cinematheque member, senior, student, teacher

Purchase advance tickets here

Smith’s most hypnotic film, this mesmerizing unfinished work derives from his adoration of Maria Montez, the B-movie star best known for her performance in the Technicolor camp-fest Cobra Woman. With an intense pink and green color scheme and no dialogue, Normal Love features an exotic tableaux of monsters, a mermaid, a lecher, and various enigmatic gargoyles, performed by a cast which includes Mario Montez, John Vaccaro, Diane Di Prima, Beverly Grant, Tiny Tim, and more. (1963-65, 120 min, 16mm)

 

Image copyright Jack Smith and Courtesy Jack Smith Archive and Gladstone Gallery, New York and Brussels.