[Frameworks] New Andy Warhol Preservations in Chicago

From: Patrick Friel (email suppressed)
Date: Mon Dec 13 2010 - 19:27:41 PST

Hi All,

If you missed them in NY, if you missed them in San Fran, then come see them
in Chicago!

White Light Cinema Presents
Andy Warhol¹s Face & The Velvet Underground in Boston
Two New Preservations!
Presented in Memory of Callie Angell
Saturday, December 18 ­ 8:00pm
At The Nightingale (1084 N. Milwaukee Ave.)
Andy Warhol¹s filmography continues to produce unknown and barely-known
films as films are slowly preserved and released. FACE is one of those
barely-known titles ­ it was publicly shown but little seen before Warhol
withdrew all of his films from distribution. Starring the magnetic Edie
Sedgwick, who comes closest to being a muse for Warhol of all the Factory
regulars, FACE is an extreme example of Warhol¹s interest in portraiture:
the film is a nearly 70 minute extended ³close-up² of Sedgwick as she
performs a variety of mundane tasks, converses with an off-screen Chuck
Wein, and just is herself.
Also showing is another newly preserved film, THE VELVET UNDERGROUND IN
BOSTON, featuring the band in concert.
This program is presented in memory of Callie Angell (1948-2010). Angell was
a film curator, writer, researcher, and project director. She worked at
Anthology Film Archives and the Whitney Museum in New York City and for the
past ten years was the director of the Andy Warhol Film Project, where she
was preparing a two-volume catalog raisonée on Warhol¹s films (volume one,
on the Screen Tests, was published in 2008; volume two was nearing
completion). Angell has become the foremost expert on Warhol¹s films and was
a tireless champion of his work.
FACE (1965, 66 mins., 16mm, new preservation print)
³Featuring two fixed-frame shots of Warhol¹s socialite superstar Edie
Sedgwick, FACE (1965, USA, 66 min.) captures what the singer and poet Patti
Smith described as Sedgwick¹s ability to radiate Œintelligence, speed, and
being connected with the moment.¹² (MoMA)
³In FACE, Warhol focuses exclusively on a closeup of Edie¹s face for the
entire 66-minute film, thereby demonstrating that his most famous superstar
had the ability to command an audience¹s attention while merely playing
music, applying makeup and accessories, smoking marijuana, talking on the
phone with a friend, and conversing with Chuck Wein, who, as usual, remains
an elusive figure offscreen.² (J.J. Murphy)
THE VELVET UNDERGROUND IN BOSTON (1967, 33 mins., 16mm, new preservation
³THE VELVET UNDERGROUND IN BOSTON (1967, USA, 33 min.), which Warhol shot
during a concert at the Boston Tea Party, features a variety of filmmaking
techniques‹sudden in-and-out zooms, sweeping panning shots, in-camera edits
that create single frame images and bursts of light like paparazzi flash
bulbs going off‹that mirror the kinesthetic experience of the Exploding
Plastic Inevitable, with its strobe lights, whip dancers, colorful slide
shows, multi-screen projections, liberal use of amphetamines, and
overpowering sound of The Velvet Underground.² (MoMA)

This program screens Saturday, December 18, 2010 at 8:00pm at The
Nightingale (1084 N. Milwaukee Ave.).
Admission: $7.00-10.00 sliding scale

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