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George Kuchar: The Comedy of the Underground Details


George Kuchar, an underground filmmaker and teacher is the subject of this documentary by his former students. They use interviews with Kuchar's family and associates, clips from his films, and walks and talks with the man himself to paint a multicolored picture of a filmmaking individualist. Kuchar is most known for his parodies of Hollywood-style crime movies, but unlike other active underground filmmakers, he tends to parody sex, as well as ineffectual acting, and the whole world of set design. Actively against the goals of money and fame, yet devoted to his students and their accomplishments, his self-effacing, deadpan humor cannot help but brand him a particularly endearing exponent of individual thought and independent action. ~ Eleanor Mannikka, Rovi