CAC Showing Stunt Documentary ‘Love and Other Stunts’ this Sunday
See the life and times of a real-life stunt man this Sunday.
The CAC presents its first film for The Central Texas Film Society (CTFS) in its 2019 series.
It's "Love and Other Stunts". A documentary film about stuntman Gary Kent.
This will show at 2 pm, at the CAC’s Frank W. Mayborn Auditorium.
Gary Kent worked more than 100 films during the independent film/drive-in movie surge of the '60s and '70s for directors Monte Hellman, Richard Rush, Al Adamson, Ray Dennis Steckler, and Don Jones. He was in some good movies (Ride in the Whirlwind, The Shooting) and a lot of bad ones with titles like Satan's Sadists, Schoolgirls in Chains, and The Incredible Two-Headed Transplant.
Kent was Jack Nicholson's longtime stuntman and is believed to be the inspiration for Brad Pitt's stuntman character in Quentin Tarantino's next film Once Upon a Time in Hollywood.
Love and Other Stunts tells both Gary's personal story and the story of that era in film. The "love" of the title is for both his troubled relationship with actress wife Tomi Barrett and the love for his stunt buddies Chuck Bail (The Stuntman), John "Bud" Cardos (Kingdom of the Spiders) and Bob Ivy (Bubba Hotep).