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|Other Cinema's Valentine Voluptuaries: Jack Smith in Kuchars' Lovers of Eternity|
|Date||Saturday February 15|
|Time||8:00 PM - 10:30 PM|
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992 VALENCIA STREET @ 21ST
|othercraigbaldwin [at] gmail.com|
On Sat. Feb. 15, ATA Gallery’s OTHER CINEMA inaugurates its Spring 2014 schedule with Valentine Voluptuaries, which is headlined by two Kuchar Bros. films from the mid-60s!! Starring none other than Jack Smith(!), Lovers of Eternity was shot in 1964, when the Bronx twins were 22 years old. That sole surviving 8mm original, thanks to an Anthology Film Archives grant, was blown up to 16mm just a few years ago, and this screening, apparently, will be the first time this ultra-rare camp treasure has EVER shown on the West Coast! Anchoring our second half, The Secret of Wendel Samson, shot by Mike on 16mm two years later, stars Pop artist Red Grooms as he works through issues of sexual desire in surreal mise-en-scenes. Tonight Mike appears in person to premiere his 10 min. Soulmates, while an orgy of erotic romps--Peggy Ahwesh, Sally Rand, Lili St. Cyr--flesh out the rest of the polymorphous perversity.
The gallery opens early for free wine, condoms, and Craig Baldwin’s 16mm triptych of psychedelic smut, to the recorded music of Pornorchestra!
Doors at 8. Showtime is 8:30. Admission is $6.