• Flaming Creatures (1963)

Michael W. Phillips is going all out for Friday night’s South Side Projections event, hosted by Pilsen’s Roxaboxen Exhibitions. The night kicks off at 7:00 PM with a screening of Jack Smith’s avant-garde masterpiece Flaming Creatures (1963), followed by What’s Underground About Marshmallows?, a filmed performance of a Smith play by local filmmaker Jill Godmilow (whose 1976 documentary The Popovich Brothers of South Chicago was the subject of a recent long review). Afterwards, Godmilow will be present to discuss Smith’s artistic legacy and her collaborations with the actor Ron Vawter, who stars in the Marshmallows movie. As if that weren’t enough, the evening will conclude with a set from some other underground legends, the great Chicago band ONO.