It Came from Kuchar (2010)



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"It Came From Kuchar" is a film about the legendary, underground filmmaking twins, George and Mike Kuchar. As kids in the 1950s, George and Mike began making no-budget 8mm epics in their Bronx neighborhood, starring friends and family. In the 1960s the Kuchars became part of Warhol's New York, underground film scene. The Kuchar brother's films have inspired many prominent filmmakers, including John Waters, Buck Henry, Atom Egoyan, Guy Maddin and Wayne Wang.
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Critic Reviews for It Came from Kuchar

All Critics (18) | Top Critics (8)

A lively little doc that might just do for you what it did for me -- provide a welcome introduction and an amusing education.

Full Review… | June 11, 2010
Globe and Mail
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Kroot's film, with assists from interview subjects like John Waters, Buck Henry, Wayne Wang, Guy Maddin and Atom Egoyan, makes a compelling case not so much for the Kuchars' movies, exactly, as for their independent spirit.

Full Review… | June 4, 2010
Arizona Republic
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The movie makes the case that the best American filmmakers may be the uncelebrated ones who helplessly turn life into art simply as a means to get out of bed every day.

Full Review… | April 29, 2010
Boston Globe
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In any case, the documentary is interesting as a human story. And anyone who loves the Kuchar brothers' films or underground cinema in general will take extra pleasure in it.

Full Review… | April 15, 2010
San Francisco Chronicle
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The portrait that emerges is affectionate and fascinating. The brothers themselves are un-self-consciously talkative, unassumingly odd and frequently very funny.

April 9, 2010
New York Times
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You don't have to have ever seen any of their movies to enjoy It Came From Kuchar, directed by one of George's former students, Jennifer M. Kroot. But you'll probably want to catch up with their work afterward.

Full Review… | April 8, 2010
New York Post
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Audience Reviews for It Came from Kuchar


Now I'm really into cult movies-- I kind of see myself as an authority on them. So the fact that I've never heard of the Kuchar brothers until I watched this documentary made me realize that I was missing out on some genuinely absurd underground cinema. This doc simply serves to point out that these filmmakers existed. There really isn't any conflict, just two aging guys reflecting on a lifetime of work.

Nick Murphy
Nick Murphy

Really well-made and oftentimes touching profile on the Kuchar twins, which also serves as a nice introduction to their intimidatingly large body of work. I wrote a lengthier review and it somehow got lost in this thing so fuck it

Lester Yabut
Lester Yabut

fun doc about two highly influential twin underground filmmakers. i've seen very little of their stuff but i think i should start searching it out.

Gregory Collins
Gregory Collins

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