FNC '11 Great documentary looking at the personalities and the work of the Kuchar brothers. They represent an underground cinema that sadly is no longer with us but has certainly inspired many a filmmaker and video artist. The films excerpted are just magical in a certain way that one just can't look away from. Lacks the depthness of a film like "Crumb" but certainly an amazing introduction to important work.
A marvelous doc about two very interesting filmmaking brothers. I treasure the clips from their films because it's so hard to actually see their films today. And they really were the prodigious Mozarts of the N.Y. underground - young, inspired, prolific, and filled with a kind of "sweetness and light" that looks particularly unique next to some of the jaded modalities of the same era. Check it out.
Amiably conventional film concerning two all-time heroes of unconventional filmmaking, ICFK doesn't transcend its formal limitations but does give clues as to how the Kuchars transcended theirs. The film's especially intimate portrait of George connects far-flung dots of his inspirations -- H'wood, Catholicism, underground comix, loneliness, weird parents -- & filters them through his own unavoidable inner sweetness.
George and Mike Kuchar are two of the most interesting cult figures of the 20th century, and this documentary portrait captures their lives and art in all of their lively eccentricity. As funny and entertaining as it is deep and culturally fascinating. Highly recommended.