Flaming Creatures (1963) by Jack Smith

Thursday, December 18, 1986, 8:00 pm

Flaming Creatures and Other Films

Jack Smith in person


800 Chestnut Street

San Francisco, CA, 94133

This date marks an important occasion, the long-awaited return of Jack Smith to the Bay Area for a night of film and three nights of performance. Smith is a legendary and elusive figure who continues to make works of astonishing power. He has created extraordinary roles in the films of Jacobs, Kuchar, Warhol, Scott & Beth B and others, but it is in his own rarely seen films and performances that his startling and radical imagination is most strongly felt. Flaming Creatures became one of the most notorious and influential films ever made in America. It is “a triumphant example of an aesthetic vision of the world — and such a vision is perhaps always, at its core epicene. But this type of art has yet to be understood in this country.” — Susan Sontag, Against Interpretation.