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Name: George Kuchar  
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Date of Birth: 31st August 1942
Place of Birth: New York, New York, USA
Profession: Director
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George Kuchar is an American film director, known for his "low-fi" ethic, playful use of no-talent actors, plotless plots, and themeless themes. He was born in New York City in 1942. Trained as a commercial artist in a vocational high school, he drew weather maps for a local news show. All during this dark period he and his twin brother were making 8mm movies which were showcased in the then-burgeoning underground scene alongside films by Andy Warhol, Kenneth Anger and Stan Brakhage. When laid off from the commercial art job he never returned to what he calls “that nightmare world.” Kuchar was offered a teaching job in the film department of the San Francisco Art Institute, where he has taught since the early 1970s. It was in San Francisco that he became involved with underground comics via his neighbor, Art Spiegelman, and Bill Griffith. They both wound up in his movies and George wound up in their publications. His comics biography of H.P. Lovecraft was first printed in Arcade in 1975.


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