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Almost 20 years after his death, Jack Smith is still dividing people. A pioneer of New York’s indie-film scene, Smith is best known for Flaming Creatures, the 1963 camp extravaganza that was widely banned for nudity and sexuality. Smith continued to work until his 1989 death, but the feud-prone director was hostile to money, institutions, and other people’s expectations, so he never quite completed his subsequent movies. Mary Jordan’s evocative documentary, Jack Smith and the Destruction of Atlantis, uses clips from Smith’s films and performances and interviews with friends and fans—one of whom declares him “the real Warhol.” Thanks to some recently discovered audio tapes, Jordan can let Smith talk for himself, but the eccentric artiste doesn’t seem to have had much perspective on his work or world (which he dubbed “Atlantis.”) Smith “created a persona,” fellow filmmaker Ken Jacobs concludes, “that totally swallowed him.” The film shows at 8 p.m. at the Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden’s Ring Auditorium, 7th St. & Independence Ave. SW. Free. (202) 633-1000.