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Salute to George Kuchar Screening

Posted December 15th, 2011 in Announcements, Events and Screenings, News / Events


Salute to George Kuchar

Friday, December 16, 7PM
Ninth Street Independent Film Center
145 Ninth Street, San Francisco, CA
$7 general; $5 students and seniors

Leisure (1966); Back to Nature (1976); Aqueerius (1980); Yolanda (1981); Cattle Mutilations (1983); Motel Capri (1986)

Born in the Bronx in 1942, George Kuchar (with twin brother Mike) began his unbelievably prolific life of filmmaking as a pre-teen and had created such classics of 8mm melodrama as The Wet Destruction Of The Atlantic Empire and The Naked And The Nude before even completing high school. Unstoppable, he has, over the following 50+ years, created a jaw-droppingly voluminous filmography of camp genre send-up, diary film and video portraiture which is unparalleled in its far-reaching cultural influence. One of the most influential figures in film history, George—in his work, in his life and in over thirty years of teaching filmmaking at SFAI—has continuously been a force of perverse subversion and indefatigable joy, a treasure and shining light in so many of our lives. Please join Cinematheque, Canyon Cinema and SFMOMA in celebration of this man. (Steve Polta)

Presented in Association with San Francisco Cinematheque

For more information about George Kuchar and to rent his films from Canyon…


Canyon Cinema, one of the world’s premier experimental film distribution centers is in the process of celebrating its 50th year anniversary.

Undoubtedly, Canyon Cinema has become synonymous with Bay Area independent and experimental film. At present, Canyon Cinema has 320 members worldwide and distributes more than 3,200 films and hundreds of DVDs. As we have actively grown over the past fifty years, Canyon has chronicled the history of this unique genre. This fall we celebrate our anniversary and remember our shared lineage with the Bay Area experimental film scene through a series of screenings at the Ninth Street Independent Film Center.

These events were possible through a generous grant from the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences.