IT CAME FROM KUCHAR is the definitive, feature documentary about the legendary, underground filmmaking twins, the Kuchar brothers. George and Mike Kuchar have inspired two generations of filmmakers, actors, musicians, and artists with their zany, "no budget" films and with their uniquely enchanting spirits. George and Mike Kuchar grew up in the Bronx in the 1950's making "no-budget" films, compulsively copying Hollywood melodramas with their aunt's 8mm, home-movie camera. In the 1960's the New York underground film scene embraced them as the "8mm Mozarts". Their early films deeply inspired many filmmakers, including John Waters, Buck Henry, Atom Egoyan, Todd Haynes, Cory McAbee and Wayne Wang. IT CAME FROM KUCHAR includes numerous clips from the Kuchar brother's early films including HOLD ME WHILE I'M NAKED, SINS OF THE FLESHAPOIDS, and many others. IT CAME FROM KUCHAR features interviews of many of the filmmakers, artists and writers who've been inspired by the Kuchars. The film also... Written by
George Kuchar is a name not too many people probably know but he has over two hundred films to his credit. This documentary takes a look at what made his films so special and so different. Also on hand is his twin brother Mike who helped on most of the films.
Director Jennifer M. Kroot does a wonderful job at telling the story of Kuchar and as I said I'm pretty sure most people aren't going to know who he is. It's pretty neat how the documentary explains the underground era of filmmaking and what made Kuchar so different from the likes of an Andy Warhol. We've also got underground filmmakers like John Waters and Christopher Coppola on hand to discuss the influence Kuchar had on them.
This documentary does what any great documentary should do and that's make you more interested in the subject. I had never heard of Kuchar outside of THUNDERCRACK! but after viewing this film I went looking for some of his other work. The best thing is that both Kuchar brothers are on hand for interviews and George really comes across as a great guy and someone you'd love to discuss his work with.
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