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Long before YouTube. there were the insane, no-budget movies of underground filmmaking twins George and Mike Kuchar. Creating stars out of their friends and family with just consumer-grade cameras, the teenage Kuchar brothers went from the 1960's New York underground film scene of Andy Warhol and Jack Smith to become the twin maestros of B-movie glamour and sleaze. Their wildly warped films stunned the screen with seedy Hollywood glamour, anything-goes sexuality, hilarious robots, and prepubescent toilet humor; and influenced 3 generations of filmmakers from John Waters to Guy Maddin. Here's a great selection of 8 of George's most important films spanning from the late 60's to the early 90's. Includes:

ECLIPSE OF THE SUN VIRGIN (1967) - Bridging the void between pornography and a poignant search for one's self, this slips us into a dimly lit greasy place that cannot be shared with others. (12 min.)

PAGAN RHAPSODY (1970) - Metaphor for the loss of identity. It's all quite simple if you understand it. Features great turns from Kuchar superstars Donnas Kerness, Jane Elford, & Bob Cowan. (22 min.)

WILD NIGHT IN EL RENO (1977) - This movie inspired the "Weather Diary" cycleand is the only one shot on film with a Bolex camera. George braves twisters during one of his infamous motel stays during a full-fledged tornado in El Reno. Features filmmaker Curt McDowell. (15 min.)

THE CATTLE MUTILATIONS (1983) - Against the background of a grisly mystery, four people face a growing sense of panic and uncleanliness. Part documentary, part “cartoon,” part B-movie. The film asks questions to where there don’t seem to be any clear-cut answers. (25 min.)

URCHINS OF UNGAWA (1994) - In a garden of roses and memorabilia from darkest Africa, a man and woman ponder the joy of cooking and the companionship of cats. Goodies for the guts abound in this visual essay on feline friendship and far away places. An electronic voyage beyond the stench of house and garden that transports the viewer- and cat- to the promised land. (15 min.)

TALES OF THE TWILIGHT TYPIST (1994) - The summer comes to an end as the viewer tours the loft and art, the lofty art of Mimi Gross, the swinging dummies of Doug Skinner, and the mysterious real estate of famed author, Whitley Streiber. Hear his story of terror and beauty under the trees and roof of his country home. See for yourself the man behind the mystery and the people who love him. Also, as an added attraction: rare shots of UFO author and investigator, John Keel. An informal look at the incredible. (50 min.)

THE CAGE OF NICHOLAS (1994) - A short atmospheric tour of a movie star’s mansion and a glimpse of the living things within the chambers: things that cook, feed the sharks, and gnaw on bones. Features director Christopher Coppola hanging out with George in one of his brother Nicholas Cage's many homes!! (10 min.)

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