© Courtesy of Jack Smith Archive and Gladstone Gallery, New York and Brussels


© Courtesy of Jack Smith Archive and Gladstone Gallery, New York and Brussels


© Courtesy of Jack Smith Archive and Gladstone Gallery, New York and Brussels


© Courtesy of Jack Smith Archive and Gladstone Gallery, New York and Brussels


© Courtesy of Jack Smith Archive and Gladstone Gallery, New York and Brussels


© Courtesy of Jack Smith Archive and Gladstone Gallery, New York and Brussels

SONG FOR RENT

by Jack SMITH
1969 / 16mm / color / sound / 1S / 5' 00

Filmmaker Jack Smith also stars in this funny short film, playing the cadaverous matron Rose Courtyard (inspired by Rose Kennedy). Dressed completely in red (gown, gloves, glasses, and wig), the wheelchair-bound Rose sits ceremoniously under an American flag, the floor littered with corpses, while Kate Smith sings "God Bless America" on the soundtrack. Rose is laden down with all sorts of odd paraphernalia (hot-water bottle, box of candy, ears of Indian corn, toilet brush, Valentine's Day card, football, etc.), which she keeps dropping. Besides tippling on a bottle of booze and spraying the air with Lysol, she also peruses a scrapbook of old theatrical clippings. Song for Rent ends with Rose shedding a tear. -- Nicole Gagne, Rovi
New distribution print courtesy of Jack Smith Archive and Gladstone Gallery, New York and Brussels.

1 PRINT IN DISTRIBUTION


distribution format 16mm
screen 1,37 - Standard (single screen)
speed 24 fps
sound separate digital sound
rental fee 40,00 €