Past Event Tate Liverpool Film

Flaming Creatures, directed by Jack Smith (18)

27 March 2013 at 18.30–19.15

Nothing short of notorious, Flaming Creatures marked a significant moment in the history of post-war American film and culture. The film was banned and seized, caused cinemas to be shut down, and was the subject of an obscenity case that reached the US Supreme Court. And yet Flaming Creatures was, according to Smith, ultimately meant to be a comedy. On a rooftop above one of New York’s oldest (and now demolished) movie houses, characters disrupt gender and sexual norms as they act out carnal fantasies on a set resembling an Arabian harem. 

Please note that this film will be shown at FACT, 88 Wood Street, Liverpool, L1 4DQ

Venue

Tate Liverpool
Albert Dock
Liverpool Waterfront
Liverpool
L3 4BB
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Date & Time

27 March 2013 at 18.30–19.15

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