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Screenings
26th of July, 21:45
27th of July, 15:45
Shown in Jack Smith – shorts 2 with:
No President
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Song for Rent
dir. Jack Smith / USA 1969 / 4’
subtitles: Polish and English

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During its 1969 showings at the Elgin Theater, No President was preceded by this color short filmed according to Smith’s direction by photographer Don Snyder (who also shot slides during the same session). Smith appears as his red-wigged, plastic-jawed, alter ego Rose Courtyard, seated in a wheelchair amid the detritus of the Plaster Foundation. The film was accompanied by two rounds of Kate Smith singing God Bless America. Dressed in a red satin gown, clutching a bouquet of dead roses, Rose is finally moved to stand up and salute. The film was found in a can labeled Song for Rent, title of a 1971 mixed media production in which Smith appeared.

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