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Flaming Creatures + Shorts
Institute of Contemporary Arts
In black and white, a person with long blonde curly hair holds a flower down towards their nose
Flaming Creatures, dir. Jack Smith, USA 1962, 43 min.18.

Jonas Mekas said of Flaming Creatures: ‘This movie will be called pornographic, degenerate, homosexual, trite, disgusting, etc., home movie. It is all that, and it is so much more than that.’ A work of rare visual intensity, every frame of Flaming Creatures is a celebration of the beauty of DIY filmmaking.

Accompanied by two rarely screened shorts: Overstimulated and I Was a Male Yvonne De Carlo.


Overstimulated, dir. Jack Smith, USA 1959, 5 min.
I Was a Male Yvonne de Carlo, dir. Jack Smith USA 1967, 28 min.
Flaming Creatures, dir. Jack Smith, USA 1962, 43 min.

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