I, An Actress (1977) [Short]

USA (MIFF 1989 , George Kuchar Retrospective)
Director: George Kuchar

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 hysterical reaches of over-acting — the ambivalence between emotional sincerity and a cynical subversion of Hollywood 'emotionalism' is electrifying.

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