George Kuchar may very well be one of the best filmmakers youve never heard of.
That all changes with the George Kuchar Film Symposium, headlined by Jennifer M. Kroots award-winning documentary It Came From Kuchar. In the 1960s, talented twins George and Mike Kuchar held their own against notoriously pretentious auteurs in the underground art scene -- namely Andy Warhol, Stan Brakhage, and Kenneth Anger. Dubbed the 8mm Mozarts, the brothers K gleefully brought low-budget camp to its knees with psychological meandering, lurid dialogue, and strangely-lit sets. (Eventually directing more than 200 films, Georges signature work, Hold Me While Im Naked (1966), is a well of lonely frustration.) Kroots doc chronicles his filmmaking madness through up-to-date footage, archival scenes, and interviews with John Waters, Buck Henry, and Guy Maddin.
The celluloid celebration, presented by No Festival Required, will also screen recent short films made by the man, who will be in attendance at the event.
Sat., Feb. 6, 5 p.m., 2010
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