Critical Writing Index

Exploring the Limits: Experimental Filmmakers at Work

by Peter Miller

New York Native, Sept. 23, 1989, v. 9, no. 42, pp. 30-34

An overview of the 1989 Lesbian and Gay Experimental Film Festival, at the Anthology Film Archives in New York City. Many of the work focuses on AIDS. The author favourably reviews Carl Geoge's DHPG Mon Amour, which records images and commentary of two men living with AIDS injecting their DHPG medication. Films by brothers Mike Kuchar and George Kuchar are also reviewed, with George Kuchar's Summer of No Return, a parodic drama full of pop culture references, described in detail. Several works portray footage of Gay Pride and ACT-UP demonstrations, including Jim Hubbard's Elegy in the Streets, and Robert Hilferty's Le Cirque du Sida. There are also brief descriptions of films and videos by Edgar A. Baren, Joe Alongi and John Sabo, Jerry Tartaglia, Cliff Bryant, David Weissman, and Phillip B. Roth.

ITEM 1989.119 – available for viewing in the Research Centre

Videos, Artworks and Artists Cited

FragmentsMike Kuchar

Summer of No ReturnGeorge Kuchar

Elegy in the StreetsJim Hubbard

DHPG Mon AmourCarl George

Ecco HomoJerry Tartaglia