Directed by Armando Bo

Burlesk King

Directed by Mel Chionglo
George Kuchar in Person
Screening on Film
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A double feature of rarities selected by George Kuchar!


  • Fuego

    Directed by Armando Bo.
    With Isabel Sarli, Armando Bo and Roberto Airaldi.
    Argentina, 1969, 35mm, color, 90 min.
    Spanish with English subtitles.

This is a wonderful husband and wife collaboration. A crazy and blatant expression of runaway desires, movie wet dreams and body beautiful excesses. It’s a very sweet rendering of the uncontrollable passions we keep stepping into with the finest footwear. – GK

  • Burlesk King

    Directed by Mel Chionglo.
    With Rodel Velayo, Leonardo Litton, Nini Jacinto.
    Philippines, 1999, 35mm, color, 109 min.
    Tagalog with English subtitles.

This candy colored and body greased soap opera of male strippers, street hookers, family values and a bit of urban crime makes one want to hit the streets also. It’s all rather upbeat despite the depths it depicts and rather tear-inducing in its unabashed, cinematic sentiments. All that young beefcake should be able to balance the scale that’s heavily weighed in favor of that voluptuous vision, Isabel Sarli. The viewer will get an eyeful of both! – GK

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