Wednesday, August 25, 2014

All films preserved by Anthology with support from the National Film Preservation Foundation.

THE NAKED AND THE NUDE (1957, 36 min, 8mm-to-16mm blow-up, sound on CD)
The oldest surviving Kuchar mini-epic, this patriotic WWII period piece (made by high schoolers) chronicles the desires and destinies of carnal appetites on the front line.

“Big…Rousing…Memorable! The incredible war saga of our own boys in a Jap-infested jungle in the Botanical Gardens. Hear Lloyd Thorner sing the title song. You’ll come out whistling from both ends.” –G.K.

PUSSY ON A HOT TIN ROOF (1961, 14 min, 8mm-to-16mm blow-up, sound on CD)
“It glows with the embers of desire! It smokes with the revelation of men and women longing for robust temptations that will make them sizzle into maturity with a furnace-blast of unrestrained animalism. A film for young and old to enjoy.” –G.K.

BORN OF THE WIND (1962, 24 min, 8mm-to-16mm)
Preserved by Anthology through the Avant-Garde Masters program funded by the Film Foundation and administered by the National Film Preservation Foundation. Special thanks to Cineric, Inc.

“A tender and realistic story of a scientist who falls in love with a mummy he has restored to life… 2,000 years as a mummy couldn’t quench her thirst for love!” –G.K.

TOOTSIES IN AUTUMN (1963, 15 min, 8mm-to-16mm blow-up, sound on CD)
Mike’s cautionary tale about past-their-prime thespians caught up in a typically Kucharian vortex of madness.

Total running time: ca. 95 min.