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Kilhefner, Don

Interviewee: Don Kilhefner
Interviewers: Stephen Silha and Eric Slade
Date of interview: January 2010
Extent: 1 hour, 4 minutes, 53 seconds

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Biography:

Don Kilhefner, Ph.D., is a Jungian depth psychologist and shamanic healer in West Hollywood. He has worked actively on the frontlines of the Los Angeles and national gay community for fifty years.  With the Gay Liberation Front of Los Angeles (1969-1971) he played a pioneering role in the creation of the Gay Liberation movement.  With Morris Kight he is also founded Los Angeles’ LGBT Center, the Van Ness Recovery House, the Gay Men’s Medicine Circle, and many other seminal organizations in the gay community including (with Harry Hay) the Radical Faeries, an international gay spirituality and consciousness movement. Annually he conducts a series of community-based workshops such as Father Hunger: The Union of the Son of Promise With the Father of Achievement (for young gay men); Midlife Awakening: Rites of Passage into the Second Half of Life; Becoming A Gay Elder; and Seeing the Dark: An Introduction to Gay Shamanism.

Killian, Kevin

Interviewee: Kevin Killian
Interviewers: Eric Slade and Stephen Silha
Date of interview: March 2011
Extent: 48 minutes, 49 seconds

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Biography:

Kevin Killian (born 1952) is an American poet, author, editor, and playwright of primarily LGBT literature.  My Vocabulary Did This to Me: The Collected Poetry of Jack Spicer, which he co-edited with Peter Gizzi, won the American Book Award for poetry in 2009. His novel, Impossible Princess, won the 2010 Lambda Literary Award as the best gay erotic fiction work of 2009. With Lewis Ellingham he wrote Poet Be Like God, about Jack Spicer and the San Francisco Renaissance. Killian is also co-founder of the Poets Theater, an influential poetry, stage, and performance group based in San Francisco.

Kuchar, George

Interviewee: George Kuchar
Interviewers: Eric Slade and Stephen Silha
Date of interview: 2009
Extent: 40 minutes, 5 seconds

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Biography:
George Kuchar (1941-2011) was an American underground film director and video artist, known for his "low-fi" aesthetic. He directed over 200 films and videos (some with his twin brother Mike, with whom he lived), starting in the 1960s in New York where the brothers' 8mm films were featured alongside those of Andy Warhol, Kenneth Anger and Stan Brakhage. From 1971 until 2011, he taught at San Francisco Art Institute, where he was a colleague of James Broughton. The brothers are profiled in a documentary by Jennifer Kroot, It Came from Kuchar (2009).

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