The Carnal Screen: "Normal Love" by Jack Smith
Roxy Cinema, Cellar level of The Roxy Hotel, 2 6th Ave, New York, NY 10013
Please join us at ROXY TriBeCa for a 16mm screening of Jack Smith's NORMAL LOVE.
Feature-length film loosely inspired by horror movies, particularly from the 1930s and 40s, as well as the work of Dominican-born B-movie star Maria Montez. Made following Smith’s infamous feature, Flaming Creatures (1962-63), which caught the unfavorable attention of American censors, Normal Love includes a cast of fantastical characters ranging from a mermaid, played by Mario Montez—whose stage name was conceived in homage to the famous actress—and a mummy, enacted by Angus MacLise, the original drummer for the New York band the Velvet Underground.
Programmed in conjunction with Filmmaker’s Co-op and Museum of Sex.