GEORGE KUCHAR IN Slash Film

INTERVIEWS WITH DIRECTOR JENNIFER M. KROOT AND GEORGE KUCHAR

I had the opportunity to see It Came from Kuchar, a sweet documentary about legendary underground filmmaker George Kuchar. Kuchar was one of the pioneers of the Underground Film movement in the 1960s and has made over 200 films, most of them low-budget and using non-actors (currently no complete filmography exists for his films, as there are too many of them, but you can see IMDB’s attempt).

Here’s my interview with the director of the It Came from Kuchar, Jennifer Kroot (pictured above, with George Kuchar on the right), in which she divulges the film’s heartwarming message about life and art.

And my interview with the man himself, George Kuchar. We talked about the reason for showing feces on screen, the role of religion in his movies, and why right now is the best time to make a movie. This guy is awesome. [Note that I incorrectly say the title of one of his films; it’s actually Hold Me While I’m Naked.]