Ken Jacobs

Ken Jacobs: Star Spangled To Death

Los Angeles Premiere
Jack Skirball Screening Series

(1957-59/2003, 16mm film transferred to video, 6 hrs.45 min.)

Star Spangled To Death is Ken Jacobs' devastating and mesmerizing critique of mainstream American culture as revealed through a parade of amazing found-films salvaged from mid-20th-century dustbins, and seen here against a visual backdrop of late-50s artist drop-outs (led by Jack Smith and Jerry Sims) cavorting whimsically on the streets of Lower Manhattan. Almost a half-century in the making, Star Spangled is a bracing corrective tonic to the unchallenged control media has always had in shaping our opinions and ideals. Jacobs describes it as "a social-critique picturing a stolen and dangerously sold-out America, allowing examples of popular culture to self-indict."

Special holiday screening schedule. Presented in two parts with a dinner break


Date/Time G ST CA
Mon 10.11.04 8:30 pm $8 $6 $4
Mon 10.11.04 8:30 pm$8$6$4

G - General Audience

M - REDCAT Members

ST - Students

CA - CalArts Students/Faculty/Staff