Ron Rice

Date: 8 November 1998 | Season: Underground America

Sunday 8 November 1998, at 7:00pm
London Lux Centre

After emerging as one of the major talents of the Underground, Ron Rice died in Acapulco in 1964. The four films he shot before his death show a unique vision. Jonas Mekas coined the term “Baudelairean Cinema” to describe the works of Ron Rice, Ken Jacobs, Bob Fleischner and Jack Smith. In The Queen Of Sheba Meets The Atom Man Rice further developed the style of his celebrated debut The Flower Thief. Both films star Taylor Mead as a wistful character who wanders through various picaresque episodes. He is joined in this humorous and uninhibited frolic by the huge (and frequently naked) Winifred Bryant and the legendary Jack Smith.

Ron Rice, The Queen of Sheba Meets the Atom Man, 1963, 109 min