FILME VON GEORGE KUCHAR UND MIKE KUCHAR

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FILME VON GEORGE KUCHAR UND MIKE KUCHAR

Georg Kuchar, Mike Kuchar
Shortfilms, 110min,

FILME VON GEORGE KUCHAR UND MIKE KUCHAR

Georg Kuchar, Mike Kuchar
USA,
Shortfilms, 110min,

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Georg Kuchar, Mike Kuchar
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Georg Kuchar, Mike Kuchar 3434 #A, 19th Street San Francisco, CA 94110, USA

George and Mike Kuchar were born in 1942 an grew up in the Bronx. They are responsible for underground classics like I Was a Teenage Rumpot (1960), Sylvia's Pro­mise (1962) and Hold Me While I'm Naked (1966). If famous at all, they are known for articulating the aesthetic that Paul Morrissey and John Waters would later call Trash. The defining characteristic of their work, the ironic spectacle, is a juxtaposition between the ambition of the filmmaker and the limitations of his budget, and at the same time, the glaring disconnect between the transcendence of cinema and the banal shame of everyday living. Their work is both idealistic and incriminatingly autobiographical.

Mike and George Kuchar, who have developed divergent styles, have proudly marched in step with the consumer-grade vanguard for over fifty years. Their filmography, which covers big-ticket issues of the second half of the twentieth century (the atom bomb, thalidomide pregnancies, UFOs, the sexual revolution, Aids, and F-4 tornados) is a tour of the \"puny\" formats: 8mm, 16mm, Video-8, Hi-8, and now MiniDV.
(Leah Churner)

The short film program ]]>Filme von George Kuchar und Mike Kuchar]]> consists of:

I Was a Teenage Rumpot
George & Mike Kuchar, USA 1960

The Craven Sluck
Mike Kuchar, USA, 1967

Pagan Rhapsody
George Kuchar, USA 1970

A Reason To Live
George Kuchar, USA 1976

(87 min)