Featuring Jack Smith 1.  Saturday Afternoon Blood Sacrifice  (1956) 2.  Little Cobra Dance  (1956) 3.  Hunch Your Back  (1963) 4.  Death Of P'Town     The first two shorts were shot around Jack's loft on Reade Street on two 100' rolls (Sunday morning, following Saturday's sacrifice, I saw there was another 50' left) in an impromptu way very different from my initial fastidious art-film approach.  I would never be an art-film true-believer again.  In 1963 a snatch of Saturday Afternoon....was shown on TV when I was somehow invited to participate in a TV quiz program called Hunch Your Back.  (Back Your Hunch?)  After years of shooting my raging epic Star Spangled To Death starring Jack as The Spirit Not of Life But of Living, and after a few months of being on the outs with each other, we got together for one last stab at friendship and at another film in Provincetown, Summer 1961.  --K.J.

Filmmaker
Ken Jacobs
Premiere
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Country
USA
Year
2003
Medium
16mm
Length
19’
Language