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The day the Bronx invaded Hollywood.
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The definitive documentary about the zany, underground filmmaking twins, George and Mike Kuchar. Full summary » | Add synopsis »
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Cast

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George Kuchar ... Himself

Mike Kuchar ... Himself
Dan Carbone ... Himself
John Carlson ... Himself
Floraine Connors ... Herself

Christopher Coppola ... Himself
Mike Diana ... Himself

Atom Egoyan ... Himself
Lewis Gillian ... Himself
Bill Griffith ... Himself
Michele Gross-Napolitano ... Herself

Buck Henry ... Himself
Brook Hinton ... Herself
Denah Johnston ... Herself
Larry Jordan ... Himself
Donna Kerness ... Herself
Andrew Lampert ... Himself
Noel Lawrence ... Himself
Larry Leibowitz ... Himself

Guy Maddin ... Himself
Gerard Malanga ... Himself
Linda Martinez ... Herself
Melinda McDowell ... Herself (as Melinda McDowell-Milks)
Evdoxia M. Mpras ... Herself (as Evie Mpras)
Cullen Quave ... Himself

B. Ruby Rich ... Herself
Andy Rodriguez ... Himself
Mark Rokoff ... Himself
Rock Ross ... Himself

Jeffrey Schwarz ... Himself
Tina Sinclaire ... Herself
Whitley Strieber
V. Vale ... Himself
Marian Wallace ... Herself

Wayne Wang ... Himself

John Waters ... Himself
David Weissman ... Himself
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Nyq Bonaventura ... Himself
Marion Eaton ... Herself (archive footage)
Justine Suzanne Jones ... Herself
Joshua Kanies ... Himself
Cory McAbee ... Himself
Curt McDowell ... Himself (archive footage)
Jonas Mekas ... Himself (archive footage)

Richard Nixon ... Himself (archive footage)
Jack Stevenson ... Himself - Author / Film Curator

Andy Warhol ... Himself (archive footage)
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Directed by
Jennifer M. Kroot 
 
Produced by
Lewis Gillian .... associate producer
Jennifer M. Kroot .... producer
Tina Kroot .... producer
Holly Million .... producer
 
Cinematography by
Christopher Million 
 
Film Editing by
Tom Bullock 
 
Sound Department
Chris Barron .... assistant sound editor (as Christopher Barron)
Lora Hirschberg .... sound re-recording mixer
Marilyn McCoppen .... sound editor
Daniel Peterson .... sound recordist
Tom Bullock .... supervising sound editor (uncredited)
Lora Hirschberg .... sound editor (uncredited)
 
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Jesse Spencer .... special effects
 
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Jesse Spencer .... on-line editor
 

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Argentina:86 min (Mar del Plata Film Festival) | USA:86 min
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4 out of 6 people found the following review useful.
Cinematic Fever Dreams In 8mm (and sometimes in 16mm), 11 May 2010
Author: druid333-2 from United States

Sometime in the mid 1950's,a new realm of cinema started to rear it's head to make people stand up & take notice (and succeeded after a while). Up & coming film makers such as Stan Brakhage,Kenneth Anger, and Mike & George Kuchar. The brothers Kuchar shot most of their epics with virtually no budget,in 8mm (although they would make the big move to 16mm & video years later),and starring either their families,friends,next door neighbours & total strangers,with titles such as 'The naked & the nude','Hold me while I'm naked','Sins of the fleshapoids',and many others. I had only heard of the films of the Kuchar brothers via J.Hoberman & Jonathan Rosembaum's excellent book, 'Midnight Movies',which had a chapter on underground films of the 1950's,thru the early 1980's (when the book was published),along with other offbeat films of that era,including the films of John Waters, David Lynch,Jack Smith,and others. Jennifer Kroot's 'It Came From Kuchar',is a documentary that showcases the Kuchar brothers,Mike & George (twins,although it's never really revealed if they are fraternal or identical,as each brother really doesn't look like one another),tell their individual tales on growing up in New Jersey & what made them want to make movies. In addition to a treasure trove of clips from what I could only call "a cinematic fever dream",also has no lack of interview footage from Mike & George,as well as their fans (which include,among others:John Waters,Buck Henry,critic B.Ruby Rich,Atom Egoyan,Wayne Wang,Guy Maddin & Bill Griffith,creator of Zippy the Pinhead),and friends that acted in their short epics (such as Bob Cowan,Donna Kerness,Cynthia Mailman,and others). Jennifer M.Kroot (Sirens of the 23rd century)directs this inspired documentary for those who fancy the truly bizarre (i.e.:midnight cult movies,underground cinema of the 1960's/1970's & beyond),with cinematography by Christopher Million & editing by Jesse Spencer. It (for sure)won't be everybody's cup of tea,but those interested should seek it out. Not rated by the MPAA,this film contains raunchy language,flashes of full frontal nudity,sexual content & other lurid goings on that's not for innocent eyes

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