Filmmaker Lloyd Kaufman to share movies, career

Lloyd Kaufman, president of Troma and creator of “The Toxic Avenger” will visit UCCS Nov. 18 and 19 to host screenings and to share his thoughts on independent film making.

Sponsored by the Department of Visual and Performing Arts, Kaufman will be at UCCS from 6-10 pm Nov. 18 to screen “The Toxic Avenger” and “Citizen Toxie” followed by a question and answer session. From 6 p.m. to 10 p.m., Nov. 19, he will screen “Poultrygeist” and “Cannibal! The Musical.” Both events take place in Dwire Hall 121 and are free and open to the public. The events are not recommended for children.

Kaufman is legendary among independent film makers and has presented at Imperial College, London, as well as the University of Pennsylvania, the University of Southern California, New York University and Yale University. He was invited to UCCS by Barry Wurst, lecturer, Visual and Performing Arts.

“Lloyd Kaufman is a filmmaking legend and still demonstrates the kind of showmanship that marked the careers of Roger Corman and William Castle. I’m proud to host a night of chatting with one of the most approachable, quotable, and funny movie makers I’ve ever met and showing a handful of his wildest works. Mr. Kaufman discovered Trey Parker and Matt Stone; that alone makes him a treasure to Colorado film fans!” Wurst said.

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