EFC II #177 – The Smiling Madame Beudet (1922)

The Epic Film Challenge II
#177 – The Smiling Madame Beudet (1922)
Dir. Germaine Dulac
Starring: Germaine Dermoz, Alexandre Arquillière, Jean d’Yd, Madeleine Guitty

The one hundred and seventy-seventh installment of the Epic Film Challenge II, Germaine Dulac’s impressionistic silent short, The Smiling Madame Beudet.

Recorded in September 2017.

Is it a film you must see before you die?

Luke: Yes, I think it’s worth looking at, a great short story that’s told through impressionistic imagery very effectively.

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EFC II #174 – Flaming Creatures (1963)

The Epic Film Challenge II
#174 – Flaming Creatures (1963)
Dir. Jack Smith
Starring: Piero Heliczer, Frances Francine, Sheila Bick, Joel Markman, Mario Montez, Arnold Rockwood, Judith Malina, Marian Zazeela

The one hundred and seventy-fourth installment of the Epic Film Challenge II, Jack Smith’s beloved and celebrated experimental film, Flaming Creatures.

Recorded in August 2017.

Is it a film you must see before you die?

Luke: No.

EFC II #163 – Zero for Conduct (1933)

The Epic Film Challenge II
#163 – Zero for Conduct (1933)
Dir. Jean Vigo
Starring: Gérard de Bédarieux, Louis Lefebvre, Gilbert Pruchon, Coco Golstein, Jean Dasté, Léon Larive

The one hundred and sixty-third installment of the Epic Film Challenge II, Jean Vigo’s initially banned short film about a boys boarding school, Zero for Conduct.

Recorded in July 2017.

Is it a film you must see before you die?

Luke: Not for me, there wasn’t enough to it, though it showed the spark of Vigo’s potential.

EFC II #11 – Hold Me While I’m Naked (1966)

The Epic Film Challenge II
#11 – Hold Me While I’m Naked (1966)
Dir. George Kuchar
Starring: George Kuchar, Donna Kerness, Andrea Lunin, Hope Morris, Steve Packard

The eleventh installment of the Epic Film Challenge II, George Kuchar’s bizarre underground film, Hold Me While I’m Naked.

Recorded in May 2016.

Is it a film you must see before you die?

Luke: No. While it’s not completely without merit, and Kuchar is an interesting dude, you’re not missing out on this one.