A Benefit for Flaming Creatures [first public screening]
New York: Dead Language Press, 1963. Offset on thick pink cardstock. 7 1/2 x 7 in. Heavily creased, tape residue and loss to verso at top edge, discoloration, corners bumped; very good. A used example, hung up to advertise the show. Item #5676
The rare flyer for the first screening of Jack Smith’s Flaming Creatures at a well known hangout for drug users on Manhattan’s west side.
Created by Piero Heliczer’s Dead Language Press for screening of Jack Smith’s films, on March 9, 1963, at experimental filmmaker and artist Jerry Jofen’s loft on West 20th Street. Jofen was known for collaborating with Jack Smith, Jonas Mekas, Ken Jacobs, and Angus Maclise. This screening was a benefit for Flaming Creatures, which was in its final stages of editing and would premiere to the public a month later.