Sins of the Fleshapoids + Corruption Of The Damned

Sins Of The Fleshapoids – 8:00pm
“George and Mike Kuchar’s films were my first inspiration. George’s Hold Me While I’m Naked, Mike’s Sins Of The Fleshapoids -– these were the pivotal films of my youth, bigger influences than Warhol, Kenneth Anger, even The Wizard of Oz.” – John Waters

Along with Anger’s Scorpio Rising and Warhol’s Chelsea Girls, Mike Kuchar’s Sins of the Fleshapoids remains one of the most influential films of the ’60s American Underground. Co-written by and co-starring George Kuchar, the film is set a million years in the future, after “The Great War” has scourged the planet. Mankind has forsaken science for self-indulgence in all the carnal pleasures afforded by art, food, and lust. Work is left to a race of enslaved androids. One rebellious male robot (Bob Cowan) tires of pampering his lazy masters, and joins the humans in sin. The future never seemed so ridiculous! Employing a hilariously campy and lurid style that lies somewhere between Ed Wood exploitation and Douglas Sirk melodrama, Sins is required viewing for all aspiring mutants, filmic or otherwise.
Dir. Mike Kuchar, 1965, 16mm, 43 min.

Corruption of the Damned – 9:00pm
George’s very first 16mm production, shot in the same year as Sins of the Fleshapoids! “The synopsis published in the American Film Institute’s 1961-1970 Catalog of Feature Films barely begins to cover the film’s thematic concerns: ‘a youth searches for his unfaithful lover and along the way encounters orgies and various forms of sexual depravity’. In the notorious junkyard scene, [the 'mother'] threatens to shoot her on-screen sons with a machine gun – George Kuchar is the one sporting earflaps – if they don’t come home for dinner, setting the scene for a quest towards self-actualisation and hard-won catharsis.” (Australian Centre For The Moving Image).
Dir. George Kuchar, 1965, 16mm, 50 min.

Watch an excrpt from “Sins of the Fleshapoids”!

Watch an excerpt from “Corruption of the Damned”!