An Evening of Kuchar Brothers Films with Bruce Hainley

When Mar 06, 2015
from 08:00 PM to 10:00 PM
Where Dreamland
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Join visiting Bingham Professor Bruce Hainley as he presents 3 films by George & Mike Kuchar at Dreamland. There will be time for Q&As and a reception. FREE and open to the public.

Hainley lives and works in Los Angeles and is a contributing editor at Artforum. He is the author of two books of poetry and three nonfiction books, including Art—A Sex Book co-written with filmmaker John Waters. He teaches in the MFA program of Art Center College of Design. He is spending this spring as visiting Bingham Professor in UofL's Art History Department.

George and Mike Kuchar starting making films when they were 12 years old and they never stopped. The twin brothers were greatly influenced by the melodramatic B movies of their childhood and brought their unique and enthusiastic take on film and popular culture to the burgeoning underground New York cinema scene of the 1960s. Films like Hold Me While I’m Naked and Sins of the Fleshapoids inspired John Waters and Andy Warhol and generations of experimental and underground filmmakers.

The Kuchar Brothers were proponents of consumer video and used it to great effect. We will screen 3 films from this later and rarely seen era of their career.

The Films:

8PM - Weather Diary #3.
Director: George Kuchar

9PM - Temple of Torment
Director: George Kuchar
&
Statue in the Park
Director: Mike Kuchar

Join visiting Bingham Professor Bruce Hainley as he presents 3 films by George & Mike Kuchar at Dreamland. There will be time for Q&As and a reception. FREE and open to the public.

Hainley lives and works in Los Angeles and is a contributing editor at Artforum. He is the author of two books of poetry and three nonfiction books, including Art—A Sex Book co-written with filmmaker John Waters. He teaches in the MFA program of Art Center College of Design. He is spending this spring as visiting Bingham Professor in UofL's Art History Department.

George and Mike Kuchar starting making films when they were 12 years old and they never stopped. The twin brothers were greatly influenced by the melodramatic B movies of their childhood and brought their unique and enthusiastic take on film and popular culture to the burgeoning underground New York cinema scene of the 1960s. Films like Hold Me While I’m Naked and Sins of the Fleshapoids inspired John Waters and Andy Warhol and generations of experimental and underground filmmakers.

The Kuchar Brothers were proponents of consumer video and used it to great effect. We will screen 3 films from this later and rarely seen era of their career.

The Films:

8PM - Weather Diary #3.
Director: George Kuchar

9PM - Temple of Torment
Director: George Kuchar
&
Statue in the Park
Director: Mike Kuchar