Thursday, December 10, 2009

Recent Restorations

8mm Films of George & Mike Kuchar

San Francisco Museum of Modern Art

Mike & George Kuchar in person
presented in association with Frameline
[members: $7 / non-members: $10]
Order advance tickets here.

“George and Mike Kuchar are the twin darlings of the experimental film world, makers of hundreds of films and videos and legends in their own time. But back in the ’50s and ’60s they were just a couple of brothers from the Bronx who shared an 8mm camera. As delirious as they are dramatic, as colorful as they are campy, these rarely seen short films are laugh-out-loud funny and overwhelming prove that the Kuchars are the eighth and ninth wonders of the world.” (Anthology Film Archives)

Celebrating these filmmakers, whose nearly five decades of filmmaking have created the most joyously perverse and influential oeuvres of underground cinema, we present four of their earliest work (all recently preserved by Anthology Film Archives): Pussy on a Hot Tin Roof, Tootsies in Autumn, A Woman Distressed and Lovers of Eternity (featuring filmmakers Dov Lederberg and Jack Smith). (Steve Polta)

A reception at SFMOMA will immediately follow the screening.

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