Star Spangled to Death

Director: Ken Jacobs

Starring: Jack Smith, Jerry Sims, Gib Taylor, Bill Carpenter, Cecilia Swan, Ken Jacobs

Year: 1957-59; 2003-04

Runtime: 400 mins.

Synopsis: Star Spangled to Death is an epic film shot for hundreds of dollars! combining found-films with my own more-or-less staged filming, it pictures a stolen and dangerously sold-out America, allowing examples of popular culture to self-indict. Racial and religious insanity, monopolization of wealth and the purposeful dumbing down of citizens and addiction to war oppose a Beat playfulness. (from official site)

DVD: Yes

Official Website:

Underground Film Timeline: 1950 — 1959

Reviews: New York Times (Dave Kehr)
Film Journey (unknown)
Philadelphia Weekly (Matt Prigge)

Video: None

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