Sparkle’s Tavern (1984) by Curt McDowell

Sunday, May 25, 1986, 8:00 pm

Sparkle’s Tavern by Curt Mcdowell

Filmmaker Curt McDowell will be present


800 Chestnut Street

San Francisco, CA, 94133

A seminal member of the West Coast film scene, Curt McDowell is famous for his provocative sexuality and puckish humor. In his first feature film since the underground classic Thundercrack, McDowell has thrown George Kuchar and Marion Eaton into a maelstrom of passion and repression. Begun in 1976, Sparkle’s Tavern became a legend during the 8 years it took to complete. It is one of McDowell’s most personal and accessible films, but also one of his funniest, most outrageous and exotic, as it dissects a mid-American generation gap.

Sparkle’s Tavern (1984, 90 min.), directed by Curt McDowell, starring George Kuchar, Marion Eaton, Melinda McDowell, Gerry Terra Nova and Peter Paskos.