"Love and Other Stunts"
Directed by Austin-based film industry newspaper reporter and columnist Joe O’Connell, the documentary Love and Other Stunts chronicles the life, career, marriages, and health scares of legendary B-movie stuntman, actor and writer/director Gary Kent. He began performing stunts in the 1960s, doubling for a young Jack Nicholson in six films and appeared in such films as Richard Rush’s Psych-Out, Peter Bogdanovich’s Targets, Al Adamson’s Satan’s Sadists, Ray Dennis Steckler’s Body Fever, and Don Jones’ The Forest. He served as the stunt coordinator for Hells Angels on Wheels, The Return of Count Yoga, and Bubba Ho-Tep. He also directed 1975’s The Pyramid, which starred his future wife Tomi Barrett, as well as 1985’s Rainy Day Friends. The documentary delves into Gary Kent’s long marriage to Austin native Tomi Barrett. An Austin resident for almost 30 years, Kent has appeared in such locally shot films as Forest of the Vampire, Frame Switch, Virgin Cheerleaders in Chains, and Sex Terrorists on Wheels. He published his memoirs “Shadows and Light, Journeys With Outlaws In Revolutionary Hollywood” in 2010. Love and Other Stunts will screen 1 p.m. June 2 and 1:30 p.m. June 3 at the Alamo Drafthouse Village.
Aired: May 31, 2018