The great underground filmmaker George Kuchar arrived in San Francisco by train from New York City in the early 1970s to teach alongside a stellar group of avant-garde filmmakers. Any day you crossed paths with this charismatic filmmaker, actor, writer, director, painter….was a GOOD DAY. The titles of some of his class films include: Club Vatican; Art Asylum; Queen Conga; Planet of the Vamps; Evangelust; The Smutty Professor; I Married a Heathen; Hush, Hush Sweet Harlot; and Dialogue of the Devil Dolls. For any of you who would like to have some of the real George Kuchar story, please read his and his twin brother Mike’s auto-biography titled: REFLECTIONS FROM A CINEMATIC CESSPOOL and for a terrific biopic check out Jennifer Kroot’s (studied 94/95) It Came From Kucharhttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WwZoUX3CxXE
Faune Yerby’s 1989 portrait of George Kuchar with his self-portrait
from Yerby’s artists’ book, Persona
With permission, SFAA is re-posting the emails Jeff Gunderson Librarian/Archivist Anne Bremer Memorial Library has been sending out since March 2020. Please enjoy this magnificent archive.