Filmmaker George Kuchar Has Died

George Kuchar, a filmmaker who, along with his twin brother Mike, had a great influence on the Lower East Side’s “underground” (or New American) cinema movement as well as lo-fi and “camp” cinema in general, died in San Francisco on Tuesday at the age of 69, per an obituary in The Times. Runnin’ Scared, which also eulogizes Mr. Kuchar, describes his 1964 film “The Lovers of Eternity” as “a burlesque of bohemian squalor set on the Lower East Side and featuring a monstrous cockroach, as well as several avant-garde filmmakers (notably Jack Smith).”