Strange Culture

Release date:October 5, 2007

Studio:L5 Productions

Director:Lynn Hershman-Leeson

MPAA Rating:N/A


Starring:Peter Coyote, Thomas Jay Ryan, Tilda Swinton, Cassie Powell, Steve Kurtz


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Plot Summary:

The surreal legal nightmare of internationally acclaimed artist and professor Steve Kurtz began when his wife, Hope, died in her sleep of heart failure. Medics arrived, became suspicious of Kurtz's art, and called the FBI. Within hours the artist was detained as a suspected bioterrorist, as dozens of agents in Hazmat suits sifted through his work and impounded his computers, manuscripts, books, cat, and even his wife's body. Today Kurtz and his long-time collaborator Dr. Robert Ferrell, former Chair of the Genetics Department at the University of Pittsburgh Graduate School of Public Health, await a trial date.