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Fringe Fest Special Presentation: Underground movie night!

Join Oxford Film Festival and Yoknapatawpha Arts Council as part of the Fringe Festival for a free screening of two underground cinema classics: George Kuchar's Hold Me While I'm Naked (shown on 16MM) and the Criterion edition of Robert Downey Sr's Chafed Elbows. 

Where: Shelter on Van Buren

When: 730 pm on August 13


Hold Me While I'm Naked, also known as Color Me Lurid, is a 1966 American underground short 16 mm film directed by George Kuchar.It stars Kuchar, Donna Kerness, Stella Kuchar, and Andrea Lunin. The most popular and acclaimed of Kuchar's filmography of over 200 films – it was voted 52nd in Village Voice's Critics' Poll of the 100 Best Films of the 20th Century.

Chafed Elbows is a 1966 film directed by Robert Downey, Sr.

A manic comic parody made for $12,000, Chafed Elbows was a commercial success that raised the flag of the underground film scene and elevated the good cause of bad taste. The film was premiered at The Gate Theater in New York City and ran for over one month alongside Scorpio Rising.