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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

  (in credits order)

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)

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)
 
Special Effects by
Jesse Spencer .... special effects
 
Editorial Department
Jesse Spencer .... on-line editor
 

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Argentina:86 min (Mar del Plata Film Festival) | USA:86 min
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16 out of 16 people found the following review useful.
Highly entertaining, 27 March 2009
Author: maystie from United States

I went in to this movie at the SXSW festival having never heard of the Kuchar brothers; I just thought the description sounded intriguing. Boy, am I glad I took a chance on it; of all the films I saw during the festival, this was one of my favorites. It's a hilarious and sometimes poignant look at the world of underground filmmakers and identical (or maybe not) twins, George and Mike Kuchar.

These guys have made tons of no-budget films since the 50s, including such classics as The Naked and the Nude, Lust for Ecstasy, Hold Me While I'm Naked, The Devil's Cleavage...and they are fascinating characters to boot. After looking at clips from their movies, it's easy to see that the Kuchar films heavily influenced John Waters' early works.

I hope this documentary gets a distribution deal; it definitely deserves to be seen. If it plays on IFC or Sundance channel, do yourself a favor and check it out.

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