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The Devil's Cleavage


A rare screening of Kuchar's low-rent melodrama. This byzantine saga—presented in pulpy chapters like a thumb-staining dimestore novel—chronicles the misadventures of slatternly nurse Ginger as she leaves San Francisco for Blessed Prairie, Oklahoma. Though never short on cheap thrills, The Devil's Cleavage is also a visionary study in the mechanics of genre. Melodrama’s sublime artifice, usually fashioned in the service of tragedy, becomes, in these able hands, the stuff of pants-pissing comedy. Forget Lubitsch, come feel the clammy grip of The Kuchar Touch. Presented by Thomas Beard of Light Industry.  Courtesy of Filmmakers Coop.

Later Event: May 18