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Hold Me While I'm Naked

USA, 1966 (MIFF 1989, George Kuchar Retrospective)

Director: George Kuchar

A bitter-sweet and hilarious depiction of sexual frustration, loneliness and the raw-end of filmmaking business. With deft and assured visual and editing skill, Kuchar manages to intertwine the naked vulnerable emotions of the diary film genre with the cinematic 'passions' of the Hollywood sex drama. Fantasy and reality collude in the pain, and sadness, of unfulfilled desires.

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Wild Night in El Reno

In Wild Night, Kuchar indulges his other passion — for the weather. In a motel on the Southern plains, through an open window, a shirt flaps on a washline in the breeze: a furious dramatic ... More »

I, An Actress

A cruel but hilarious document of Kuchar 'directing' a student actress in a monstrously melodramatic scene. Kuchar's own 'performance' talent is supreme as he forces the actress into the extreme ... More »

Mongreloid

'Kuchar mothers his dog as if it were an autistic child, white he reminisces in their San Francisco living room about their past in the Bronx. Since the massive animal cannot talk back, the filmmaker ... More »

Pagan Rhapsody

Like Hold Me While I'm Naked, Rhapsody is as much about the difficulty of staging the drama as drama itself. Grand pianist Edgar is trying to recount his memoirs for biographer Camillo: they are both ... More »

Eclipse of the Sun Virgin

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Video Album 3

George Kuchar, renowned avant-garde filmmaker based in California creates a day-in-the-hfe style of video documentary (the third in the series). ... More »

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