The rare, Andy Warhol-inspired film “Scarecrow in a Garden of Cucumbers,” will make its DCP World Premiere during the Sixth Annual Les Femmes Underground International Film Festival. The event will take place on 8/13/22 at the Aero Theatre (1328 Montana Ave, Santa Monica, CA 90403). Doors Open 12:30PM – the event will run from 1:00PM – 6:00PM. Cost: $10.00 (American Cinematheque Member) - $15.00 (General Admission), with tickets being made available at the door.

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Les Femmes Underground International Film Festival (LEFUFF) is an official 501c3 non-profit which showcases exclusively feminist experimental art and alternative groundbreaking films. LEFUFF's programming highlights fourth wave feminist cinema through transformative media and vanguard technologies bridging the gap between the Avant Garde and Narrative world.

LEFUFF features films from over 30 different countries ranging in genres from Documentary, Experimental, Narrative, Horror, Female Sexuality, and Psychotropic cinema.

About the Event
This year LEFUFF VI will take place at the Aero Theatre hosted by the American Cinematheque in Santa Monica on August 13th from 1:00pm to 6:00pm where the first 50 guests will receive a complimentary FREE Limited Edition Madonna themed gift courtesy of our sponsor LUSH.

The festival will open with the Academy Film Archive preservation DCP world premiere of “Scarecrow in a Garden of Cucumbers'' (1972) with special guest Henry (Hank) Alpert, the Executive Producer/Producer of the film and moderator KPBS arts and culture reporter and host of the Cinema Junkie Podcast, Beth Accomando.

Schedule of Events, Saturday, August 13, 2022

  • 12:30pm Doors Open
  • 1:00pm Introductions and Giveaways
  • 1:30pm Start Feature
  • 3:00pm QA with Executive Producer/Producer Henry (Hank) Alpert and Moderator Beth
  • Accomando

About the Feature “Scarecrow in a Garden of Cucumbers” (1972)
This rare and subversive musical satire stars Andy Warhol Factory and Puerto Rican trans actress, Holly Woodlawn. Considered to be one of the most influential and important trans icons during the 1970s; Holly, is most notably known as being the muse to Lou Reed’s 1972 hit glam rock song, "Walk on the Wild Side". Having been discovered by Andy Warhol at a screening of “Flesh” (1968), Holly went on to star in several underground cult favorites, such as, “Trash” (1970) and “Women in Revolt” (1971).

The film follows Eve (Woodlawn), a small-town aspiring actress from Kansas as she navigates New York City, and meets an ensemble cast of eccentric
characters. Bette Midler and Lily Tomlin supplied their voice talents to this film.

Director: Robert J. Kaplan
Executive Producer/Producer: Henry (Hank) Alpert
Screenplay: Sandra Scoppettone
Music: Jerry Blatt
Cast: Holly Woodlawn, Tally Brown, Suzanne Skillen, David Margulies.
1972. 82 min. USA. Color/B&W. English. Preservation DCP World Premiere. Preserved by the
Academy Film Archive.
Special Introduction and QA: Henry (Hank) Alpert
Moderator: Beth Accomando

About Henry (Hank) Alpert | Special Guest Speaker
Henry or “Hank” Alpert, as he is affectionately called, is the Executive Producer/Producer of Scarecrow in a Garden of Cucumbers
(1972). This was his first and only film and then moved on to pursue a career in business. However, cinema continues to be his
first love.

About Moderator Beth Accomando
Beth Accomando is the KPBS arts and culture reporter and host of the Cinema Junkie Podcast. She also is a volunteer programmer
with Film Geeks SD, which programs films series and events at Digital Gym Cinema and Comic-Con Museum. See:

Following the feature presentation, patrons will get to enjoy LEFUFF’s Official 2022 Shorts Selections including documentary films, experimental animation, and horror, beginning at 3:35PM.

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Hosted by:
Les Femmes Underground International Film Festival
The American Cinematheque.