13 September 2013, 7:00pm, tickets £6
Twin brothers from The Bronx, Mike and George have created a do-it-yourself cinematic style that celebrates the common man but does so in style oozing with “kitchen sink” Hollywood excess.
Starting in the mid-50s with a string of shorts shot on the regular-8 format, they switched to 16mm around 1965 and began making their own films. George sadly passed away in 2011, so Little Joe, a magazine about queers and cinema, mostly, have teamed up with Copenhagen-based Jack Stevenson to honour both brothers, presenting a selection of their work from Jack’s own 16mm collection.
Tickets cost £6 and are available here.
Hold Me While I’m Naked, a playful satire of motion picture making that leads to existential contemplations on the meaning of life.
The Secret of Wendell Samson, a personal story of inner turmoil is told in the vocabulary of science fiction, expressionism and pop-fantasy which is entertaining yet sincere and soberly conceived.
The Craven Sluck about the sordid domestic routines of a typical Bronx married couple, Adel and her office worker husband, Brunswick.
Mongreloid, a tribute to George’s dog, Bocko, who appeared in so many of the brothers’ films and was undoubtedly the best known dog in underground cinema.
Format: 16mm. 2 reels. Optical sound.