Scenes from the life of Andy Warhol, as seen by four pioneer avant-garde film-makers and close friends of the Pop-artist.Scenes from the life of Andy Warhol, as seen by four pioneer avant-garde film-makers and close friends of the Pop-artist.
- Jonas Mekas, the irrepressible force behind the promotion and preservation of experi-mental film, is also known for his rapid-fire diary films. Award Presentation to Andy Warhol documents Mekas giving Warhol the Film Culture Independent Film Award. His Scenes from the Life chronicles not only Andy Warhol, but also the social and cultural excitement that swirled around him, throb-bing to a hypnotic Velvet Underground beat.
- Willard Maas was husband of filmmaker, painter and actress Marie Menken. Together, they were, for Warhol, “the last of the great Bohemians.” Their films have in common a lyric lightness and a love for jolting visual rhythms.
- Documenting Warhol’s multimedia light-show with the Velvet Underground, “Ronald Nameth does with cinema what the Beatles do with music: his film is dense, compact, yet somehow fluid and light. An eerie world of semi-slow motion against an aural back-ground of incredible frenzy. He makes kinetic empathy a new kind of poetry." (Gene Youngblood)
- AWARD PRESENTATION TO ANDY WARHOL 1963, 12’
with Gerard Malanga, Baby Jane Holzer, Ivy Nicholson, Gregory Markopoulos…
- WILLARD MAAS
ANDY WARHOL’S SILVER FLOTATIONS 1964, 4’
- JONAS MEKAS
ANTHROPOLOGICAL SKETCHES: FRIENDSHIPS AND INTERSECTIONS
SCENES FROM THE LIFE OF ANDY WARHOL 1963-90, 35’
with Allen Ginsberg, Peter Orlovsky, Tuli Kupferberg, Ed Sanders, George Maciunas,
Barbara Rubin, John Lennon, Yoko Ono, Mick Jagger…
- MARIE MENKEN
ANDY WARHOL 1965, 18’
- RONALD NAMETH
ANDY WARHOL’S EXPLODING PLASTIC INEVITABLE 1967, 12’
with the Velvet Underground, Lou Reed, John Cale, Nico, Ingrid Superstar…