Mr. Smith Goes to Roxaboxen | Roxaboxen Exhibitions | Galleries: Openings & Receptions | Chicago Reader
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Mr. Smith Goes to Roxaboxen Agenda Recommended

When: Fri., Jan. 13 2012
Price: $9
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Underground photographer and filmmaker Jack Smith is the centerpiece of Mr. Smith Goes to Roxaboxen, an evening of screenings that begins with Smith's 1963 Flaming Creatures, which former Reader critic Jonathan Rosenbaum called a "masterpiece": "It's more than just an orgy of nude and seminude male, female, and transvestite bodies," Rosenbaum wrote. "The camera and even the cheap hothouse decor participate in the joyful free-for-all, suggesting both the privacy of a Josef von Sternberg wet dream and the collective force of a delirious apocalypse. But the simplest way to describe it is to call it a vision." See listing in Film section, page 31, for more. —Sam Worley

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