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Mongreloid

USA, 1978 (MIFF 1989, George Kuchar Retrospective)

Director: George Kuchar

'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 monologues his own biography to him, illustrating it with flashbacks. The degenerate enthusiasm with which the author aspires to evoke the dog's excretory pleasures underlines the absurdity and pathos of this fiction of fellowship'.

- P. Adams Sitney, Village Voice

See also...

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 »

Hold Me While I'm Naked

USA, 1966
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… 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 »

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