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It Came From Kuchar


It Came From Kuchar
Jennifer M. Kroot, 2009
Apr 30, 2010–May 13, 2010
"George and Mike Kuchar's films were my first inspiration." –John Waters

"George and Mike Kuchar are among the most prolific and inventive American filmmakers of the past half-century, and perhaps the most eccentric… [This documentary] is a valuable and intelligent introduction and tribute to their anarchic, uncompromising and absolutely peculiar genius." –A. O. Scott, New York Times

Long before there was YouTube, there were the brilliantly deranged, no-budget movies of the underground filmmaking twins George and Mike Kuchar. Creating stars out of their friends and family with just consumer-grade cameras, the teenage Kuchar brothers emerged from New York City underground film scene of the 1960s (think Andy Warhol and Kenneth Anger) to become twin maestros of B-movie glamour and sleaze. In a mesmerizing stream-of-consciousness style, It Came From Kuchar effortlessly interweaves nostalgic footage of New York in the 1950s', a "greatest hits" collection of Kuchar clips, and present day interviews with an all-star lineup of fans including John Waters, Guy Maddin, Buck Henry, Atom Egoyan, Bill Griffith, Gerard Malanga, B. Ruby Rich, and Wayne Wang. Both outrageous and lovable, George and Mike Kuchar will inspire you to pick up a camera and start making movies. It Came From Kuchar is a must see for lovers of film everywhere. (86 mins., HD video)

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