Friday, December 16, 2011

Celebrating George Kuchar II

presented by Canyon Cinema

Ninth Street Independent Film Center

This program is presented by Canyon Cinema; co-sponsored by San Francisco Cinematheque
[$5 seniors and students (w/ ID) / $7 general]

Born in the Bronx in 1942, George Kuchar (with twin brother Mike) began his unbelievably prolific life of filmmaking as a pre-teen and had created such classics of 8mm melodrama as The Wet Destruction Of The Atlantic Empire and The Naked And The Nude before even completing high school. Unstoppable, he has, over the following 50+ years, created a jaw-droppingly voluminous filmography of camp genre send-up, diary film and video portraiture which is unparalleled in its far-reaching cultural influence. One of the most influential figures in film history, George—in his work, in his life and in over thirty years of teaching filmmaking at SFAI—has continuously been a force of perverse subversion and indefatigable joy, a treasure and shining light in so many of our lives. Please join Cinematheque, Canyon Cinema and SFMOMA in celebration of this man. (Steve Polta)

Leisure (1966); Back to Nature (1976); Aqueerius (1980); Yolanda (1981); Cattle Mutilation (1983); Motel Capri (1986)