George Kuchar's NYC Shorts

Made during the heyday of the heady 1960s New York City filmmaking underground, these are the films that almost defined the term. And, they’re funny as hell; George’s Hold Me While I’m Naked is worth the price of admission alone. This fifteen-minute camp classic easily transcends the limitations that such a term as “camp classic” might impose, as it adds true poignancy and pathos into the mix amongst its garish color palate, playfully aggressive stylization, manic dialogue delivery and giggle-fit melodrama. “Described by Ken Kelman as ‘a perfect fusion of mock-Hollywood and mock-avant-garde styles’, Hold Me While I’m Naked is a virtual lexicon of camp characteristics that stands as George Kuchar’s most perfectly realised example of ‘the theatricalisation of experience’ that lies at the core of this sensibility.” (Deborah Allison, Senses of Cinema) Join us for a slate of George’s very best work from his fertile filmmaking post-adolesence!

Watch an excerpt from “Hold Me While I’m Naked”!