Last night Echo Park Film Center hosted an impromptu birthday party for unclassifiable twin brother indie filmmakers George & Mike Kuchar, whose birthday is August 31st.
Besides Tempest in a Teapot and Mecca of the Frigid, I managed to catch The Smutty Professor, documenting George’s Spring 2000 filmmaking class at San Francisco Art Institute. This film, which started as a somebody else's project, organized the chaos that went into the group creation Planet of the Vamps.
This was nicely echoed by an immaculate 16mm print of George’s 1966 epic of cinematic and romantic frustration, Hold Me While I’m Naked. After watching DVDs projected on a screen, it was a jolt to experience the warm, clear colors of actual film. A treat.