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Photo: Charles Bernstein/PennSound © 2009

Close Listening - readings and conversations at ArtOnAir

recorded in Provincetown, Mass. on August 13, 2009

Program #1:

George Kuchar in conversation with Charles Bernstein (28:59): MP3

Program #2:

  • Cans and Cassettes (c. 2006) & The Movie Factory (c. 2008) (34:56): MP3

Program #3:

  • Kuchar reads:
  •     Letter to Bob Cowan (c. 2002)
  •     Tribute to Curt MacDowell (2008)
  •     French Fried (on French films) (2007)
  •     AncesTree (2009)
  •     & two recent letters of recommendation
  • Complete Recording (27:06): MP3


The Sins of the Fleshapoids by Mike Kuchar, 1965

The Secret of Wendel Samson by Mike Kuchar, 1966

Hold Me While I'm Naked, 1966




The Craven Sluck, by Mike Kuchar, 1967

Eclipse of the Sun Virgin, 1967




Pagan Rhapsody, 1970




I, an Actress, 1977




Wild Night in El Reno, 1977




Forever and Always, 1978




The Mongreloid, 1978




The Kiss of Frankenstein, 2003

by Kuchar and his graduate tutorial class at San Francisco Art Institute

complete script online at PEPC




Meet the Kuchar Brothers: Anthology Film Archives honors George and Mike Kuchar, 2005

DVD Produced by Jeffrey Perkins with Anthology Film Archives. Camera by Jeffrey Perkins. Edited by Marc Vives. Assistance by Taz Morgan.

The Party



Interview with Andrew Lampert




SF/LA Diary, a video by Andrew Lampert, 2006

An edited in-camera account of a West Coast foray featuring: American flags in Bruce Conner’s window; Stephen Parr’s story of undersized sex; George Kuchar shooting the classroom epic WEB OF VICE, employing techniques developed while still a teenager; the back of Steve Polta’s head; a glimpse of Jeff Lambert; Tosh Berman, co-star of TARZAN AND JANE REGAINED…SORT OF, contemplating his status as Warhol’s youngest Superstar; plus, sitting around, and stuff.




Garden of Goodies, 2006

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I, of the Cyclops, 2006


A poem is read and emotions are unleashed. A book is signed and pets pampered as this tour of talented talkers weaves its way through Provincetown and New Jersey (with aturbulent exit in Manhattan). Enjoy the leisurely portraits and view young and old as they chew the fat in cozy habitats. Featuring, among others, Charles Bernstein, Susan Bee, Mimi Gross, John Waters, and Robert Breer, and a soupçon of melodrama to stir things up.


Temple of Torment, 2006

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Coven of the Heathenites, 2008




Nibbles, 2009




Interview with Felix Bernstein in New York, April 2010


PennSound archival link here (to come).


Zealots of the Zinc Zone, 2010



Webtide, August 2010


watch this film in HD at
PennSound@YouTube

See also
the documentary about the Kuchar Brothers, They Came from Kuchar by Jennifer Kroot on Netflix.

Charles Bernstein Jacket2 obiturary notice

George Kuchar on PennSound Daily

These sound and video recordings are being made available for noncommercial and educational use only. All rights to this recorded material belong to the author. © 2009, 2011 George Kuchar. Close Listening © 2009 Charles Bernstein (conversation), Bernstein & Kuchar(readings). Used with permission of George Kuchar. Distributed by PennSound.