About George Kuchar's Weather Diaries

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Drama, Experimental
This compendium of video diaries from George Kuchar (1942-2011)—long renowned for his influence on queer filmmakers from Andy Warhol to John Waters—sees him turning away from his better-known city-life melodramas, transporting viewers across rural America as he takes up residence in a variety of places as both storm watcher and voyeur of local culture. Striking an unlikely balance between elements as disparate as the diary film, high melodrama, observational documentary and B-horror, Kuchar’s Weather Diaries offers an unparalleled slice of queer camp Americana. The series includes Weather Diary 1 (1986), Weather Diary 3 (1988), Chigger County (1999) and Hotspell (2011). (HD presentation). Contains nudity.

Queer Disorientations This Film Series brings together an eclectic range of films that deal with questions of gender and sexuality in inventive, challenging and often unlikely ways. Moving beyond the purview of lesbian and/ or gay cinema, the series creates a platform for a wide variety of film and video work of queer import, from avant-garde and arthouse to classic Hollywood and recent transnational cinema. Highlighting current work at the intersection of cinema studies and queer politics, theory and history, each screening features a tailored introduction by a scholar or filmmaker. Sponsored by the Cultural Studies Program, Film and Media Studies Program, Department of Communication and Culture, Department of Gender Studies, Russian and East European Institute, Department of American Studies and IU Cinema. Special thanks to Ryan Powell.

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