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Wednesday, March 19, 2008

Culture Surfing: George Kuchar

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George Kuchar may not have the household name recognition of other underground filmmakers who emerged in the '60s such as John Waters and Andy Warhol. But the 8mm kitsch-and-sex extravaganzas he made with his twin brother Mike are legendary among outré cinema fans. John Waters has called the Kuchar films, featuring the twins' Bronx neighbors acting out steamy, DIY variations on Hollywood melodramas, a bigger influence on his films than even Warhol and Kenneth Anger. Kuchar will appear March 20 at Emory and March 21 at Eyedrum with a selection of his films (andel.home.mindspring.com).

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