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One of the pioneers of the American underground cinema, film maker George Kuchar. He worked in ultra-low budget 8mm, and 16mm filming in and around the Bronx, where he lived, creating works that showed the disparity between the fantasy of Hollywood dreams and everyday reality. Kuchar's films include, "I was a Teenage Rumpot," "Pussy on a Hot Tin Roof," and "Lovers of Eternity." Now Kuchar is now working in a new form, the video diary. The American Museum of the Moving Image is holding a retrospective of his work (Aug. 6 - Sept. 5, 1993), "Gossamer Garbage: A George Kuchar Film and Video Retrospective."


Other segments from the episode on August 9, 1993

Fresh Air with Terry Gross, August 9, 1993: Interview with George Kuchar; Interview with Robert Hine; Commentary on saxophone solos.


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