Jack Smith and the Destruction of Atlantis


Jack Smith (1932 – 1989) was an American filmmaker, actor, and pioneer of underground cinema. He is generally acclaimed as a founding father of American performance art, and has been critically recognized as a master photographer, though his photographic works are rare and remain largely unknown.

"Jack Smith is the hidden source of practically everything that's of any interest in the so-called experimental theatre today." Richard Foreman

"The only true underground filmmaker." John Waters

Jack Smith and the Destruction of Atlantis is a documentary film that shows interviews and clips by and about Jack Smith. It was directed by Mary Jordan and produced by Tongue Press Productions and it features Jonas Mekas, Robert Wilson, John Waters, John Zorn and many more.