A Reel Of Home Movies

(1959-1961, 8mm, Color, Silent, 25min.)

Preserved by Anthology through the Avant-Garde Masters program funded by the Film Foundation and administered by the National Film Preservation Foundation.

This eclectic compilation of home movies and early cinematic experiments includes vignettes from the streets of the Bronx, Central Park and the Cloisters; a love scene starring Mike; documentation of a child’s ruined birthday party; footage of an animated bee chasing George across a field; and also comic-book-style animation of a rocket ship, which Mike would later incorporate into SINS OF THE FLESHAPOIDS (1965).

“From the age of 12 onward until 17 (the restless years) the Kuchar brothers lived life to the fullest and tasted the spices of the lower class, the sugar of the bourgeoisie and the kasha of the jet set. At this time their films were seldom longer than four minutes.” – George Kuchar