It Came From Kuchar

director Jennifer M. Kroot
writer Jennifer M. Kroot
starring George Kuchar, Mike Kuchar, John Waters, Buck Henry, Atom Egoyan, Wayne Wang, Guy Maddin, B Ruby Rich, Bill Griffith, Christopher Coppola
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IT CAME FROM KUCHAR is a hilarious and touching documentary about the legendary, underground filmmaking twins, the Kuchar brothers. As kids in the 1950s, George and Mike Kuchar began making no-budget epics in their Bronx neighborhood starring friends and family with their 8mm camera. In the 1960s the Kuchars became part of Warhol's New York, underground film scene. The Kuchar brother's films have inspired many prominent filmmakers, including John Waters, Buck Henry, Atom Egoyan, Guy Maddin and Wayne Wang (all interviewed in this film). IT CAME FROM KUCHAR interweaves the brother's lives, their admirers, a history of underground film and a 'greatest hits' of Kuchar clips into a hilarious and touching stream of consciousness tale.

Official Review

Unless you’re a serious cinematic student of John Waters and underground trash cinema or an actual student at the Art Institute of San Francisco, the odds are you’ve never heard of George Kuchar. With 215 credited directorial films on the IMDB in a career spanning 5-decades, the only 2 notable productions that George Kuchar ever attached his name to were 1965’s Sins of the Feshapoids (which was directed by George’s twin brother Mike) and the 1975 post-modern-horror-porno-comedy Thundercrack! (Directed by Curt McDowell). …Read More

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