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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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IT CAME FROM KUCHAR

USA, 2009

2009
“We only make pictures because we need to and we have to.” - Mike Kuchar ... Compulsively reinterpreting 20th Century Fox spectacles of the 1950s in their Bronx apartment with an auntie's Super 8… More »

Video Album 3

USA, 1986
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 »

Eclipse of the Sun Virgin

USA, 1967
Kuchar's Fireworks, an obsessive autobiographical vignette, which like Kenneth Anger's film, ends in violence (a few frames from a medical instruction film). Instead of sexual fantasy, though, Kuchar… More »

Pagan Rhapsody

USA, 1970
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 »

Wild Night in El Reno

USA, 1977
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 stor… More »

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