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George Kuchar: A Thundercrack of Parlor Perversity

By Mike Everleth ⋅ September 13, 2009

Inside theater of the Winnipeg Cinematheque

Sept. 16 & 17
9:00 p.m. (both nights)
Winnipeg Cinematheque
100 Arthur St.
Winnipeg, MB

Hosted by: Planet Goatsucker

Irene Bindi curates two nights of feature films and shorts by longtime legendary underground filmmaker George Kuchar. Also, Bindi will be at each screening to introduce the films. The lineup for each night is as follows:

Sept. 16
9:00 p.m.
Weather Diary #2 (1987, 70 minutes)
Obsessed with extreme weather, Kuchar documents the loneliness of living in a dingy motel room in-between chasing storms.
Screening with:
Knocturne (1968, 10 minutes)
Wild Night in El Reno (1977, 6 minutes)

Sept. 17
9:00 p.m.
The Devil’s Cleavage (1973, 122 minutes)
Kuchar’s classic, rarely screened over-the-top parody of ’40s melodramas.
Screening with:
Mosholu Holiday (1966, 10 minutes)

Film still from The Devil’s Cleavage:

Ainslie Pryor as an angry nurse