A Short History of the Future

"A Short History of the Future is a film essay based upon my study of Leni Riefenstahl’s 1932 film Das Blaue Licht. Selected sequences from her film have been reedited in order to highlight the interior process of creative focus in the mind of a film artist who believes in the "neutrality" of art and … Continue reading A Short History of the Future

Program Note for Premiere Screening, AFA, April 22, 2017

“I call it a ‘Film Essay,’ but it’s really a non-documentary film document that gives Jack Smith the chance to be heard without the intervention of talking heads, critics, and had-been friends.”  (JT)   For more than twenty years, Jerry Tartaglia worked on restoring, preserving and exhibiting the film legacy of Jack Smith. His work … Continue reading Program Note for Premiere Screening, AFA, April 22, 2017

Uncovering The Underground World of Jack Smith (1932 – 1989)

First published in  AnOther Man magazine, London, 2017                Is there anyone who has not yet seen the 1963 underground film classic Flaming Creatures by Jack Smith? Or who does not yet know that Jack is now heralded as the gay granddaddy of Performance Art?  Or anyone who is … Continue reading Uncovering The Underground World of Jack Smith (1932 – 1989)