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The Perch Café
FOLLOWED BY OPEN MIC
Perch Cafe offers light fare, desserts, spirits and good company.
365 5TH AVENUE PARK SLOPE
F/R Train to 4th Avenue/9th Street
(btwn 5th and 6th St.)
HER ANDY WARHOL FILMS
March 31-April 8, 2007
Organized by David Schwartz, Chief Curator. Special thanks to Callie Angell, M. M. Serra, David Weisman, and Richard Leacock, and to Anne Morra, Charles Silver, and Mary Keene of The Museum of Modern Art.
SCHEDULE All films are 16mm, and directed by Andy Warhol, unless otherwise noted. All films by Andy Warhol are from The Museum of Modern Art. Poor Little Rich Girl Saturday, March 31, 2:00 p.m. 1965, 67 mins. A two-reel documentary portrait; in the first reel, out of focus, Edie does her morning routine, applying make-up and exercising. The second reel, in focus, feels like a revelation: Edie smokes pot, tries on clothes, and talks with an off-screen Chuck Wein.
Saturday, March 31, 3:30 p.m. 1965, 34 mins. Edie Sedgwick and friends drink and talk as they await a meal. Followed by Screen Test Reel #10 (1964-6, 40 mins.) This reel of Warhol's Factory screen tests includes Edie Sedgwick, Jane Holzer, Lou Reed, John Ashbery, Jonas Mekas, and Paul Morrissey.
Saturday, March 31, 5:00 p.m. 1965, 66 mins. Warhol's adaptation of A Clockwork Orange, filmed in a corner of the Factory, stars Gerard Malanga as Alex. But Edie Sedgwick, a non-speaking extra, steals the show.
Saturday, March 31, 6:30 p.m. 1965, 66 mins. Warhol's constantly moving camera roams around its characters, in a mélange of talking, food fights, and folk singing. Preceded by Match Girl (1966, 25 mins. Directed by Andrew Meyer.) Sedgwick is mythologized by Vivian Kurz, who plays the self-destructive "Match Girl" in this allegorical film, narrated by Warhol. Outer and Inner Space Double-Screen Projection Sunday, April 1, 3:00 p.m.and 6:00 p.m. 1965, 33 mins. In this split-screen extravaganza, Sedgwick smokes and speaks about subjects including outer space, medication, and her family while seated next to her image on a television monitor. Preceded by Lupe (1965, 36 mins.) Loosely based on the life and death of Lupe Velez, this film, presented in its original double-screen format, shows Sedgwick as she listens to music, dances, plays with a kitten, takes pills, and eats supper.
Saturday, April 7, 2:00 p.m. 1965, 66 mins. Sedgwick applies make-up, exercises her legs, is seduced by Mickey Trudeau, and discusses coffee. Written as a showcase for Sedgwick, Ronald Tavel's situational and episodic script was described by Warhol as "illogical, without motivation or character-completely ridiculous." Preceded by Restaurant (1965, 34 mins.) Edie Sedgwick and friends drink and talk as they await a meal.
Saturday, April 7, 4:00 p.m. 1965, 105 mins. Made from footage that was cut from Chelsea Girls at Edie Sedgwick's request, Afternoon is part of Warhol's intended "Poor Little Rich Girl" saga, along with Restaurant and Face.
Saturday, April 7, 6:30 p.m. 1965, 66 mins. In her most complex, playful performance, Sedgwick flirts in bed with Gino Piserchio—and the camera—while responding to jealous insults from an off-screen Chuck Wein; Gerard Malanga looms by the bed, watching. Preceded by Poem Posters (1967, 24 mins. Directed by Charles Henri Ford.) Sedgwick is the life of the party in this priceless record of a star-studded art gallery opening, with appearances by William Burroughs, Jayne Mansfield, and Jack Smith.
Horse Sunday, April 8, 4:30 p.m. 1965, 105 min. Sedgwick had a small part in this Western parody, her first Warhol film, which does indeed star a horse. The film is an important transition in Warhol's move towards ironic treatment of Hollywood genres.
Sunday, April 8, 6:30 p.m. 1972, 84 mins. 35mm. Directed by John Palmer and David Weisman. Sedgwick died just weeks after making this quasi-biographical film, which combines footage from her Factory days with scenes of “Susan Superstar” looking back on the ruins of her life. Preceded by fragment from Lulu (1967, 8 mins., video. Directed by Richard Leacock.) U.S. Premiere. This expressionistic footage of Sedgwick was filmed for an opera.
‘CHARLOTTE’S WEB,’ WORKSHOPS, AND
Please note the start time for CHARLOTTE'S WEB has been changed to
2:00 p.m. (not 1:30 p.m. as previously announced in the
printed Calendar and in the screening schedule).
Special holiday hours: Museum open every day from Monday, April 2 through Tuesday, April 10 Families are invited to spend Spring Break at the Museum of the Moving Image with weekday matinee screenings of Charlotte’s Web (2006) and workshops that focus on how E.B. White’s classic childhood story was brought to the screen.
The program will be offered every weekday from Monday, April 2 through Tuesday, April 10, 2007: workshop at 1:00 p.m. and film screening at 2:00 p.m. Both are included with Museum admission. Monday, April 2 through Friday, April 6 Monday and Tuesday, April 9 and 10 1:00 p.m
Book-to-Screen Workshop Children learn about storytelling and how an author’s words are brought to life on screen. After listening to a passage from E.B White’s Charlotte’s Web read aloud, children will draw their own representation of that scene. They will also view the same excerpt as reproduced in both the animated Charlotte’s Web (1973) and in the current film version. The workshop lasts 45 minutes and is recommended for children ages 6 and up. 2:00 p.m.
CHARLOTTE’S WEB 2006, 97 mins. 35mm print courtesy Paramount Pictures. Directed by Gary Winick. With Dakota Fanning. Featuring the voices of Julia Roberts, Steve Buscemi, Oprah Winfrey. This quietly moving live-action adaptation of E.B. White’s classic children’s story “always strikes just the right note, honoring the spirit and humor of the novel without over-sentimentalizing its delicate themes,” writes Stephanie Zacharek in Salon.
As always, the Museum’s core exhibition, Behind the Screen, is on view, with a dynamic blend of interactive exhibits, historic artifacts, film clips, and artworks that show the process of film and television production. The exhibition Star Trek: 40 Years of Fandom, which has been extended indefinitely, explores the cultural phenomenon that has spawned six television series, ten motion pictures, and the undying love of a legion of devoted fans.
Also, in the first-floor gallery, the popular exhibition Digital Play includes video arcade games from the 1980s presented alongside contemporary home-based games--all playable.
Admission is $10 for the general public; $7.50 for senior citizens and students with ID; $5 for children 5-18; and free for Museum members. Film screenings are included in paid Museum admission.
Hours: Wednesdays & Thursdays, 11:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Fridays, 12:00 to 8:00 p.m. Saturdays & Sundays, 11:00 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. (Tuesday, school groups only by appointment.)
Film Screenings: See above for schedule.
Museum Admission: $10.00 for adults; $7.50 for persons over 65 and for students with ID; $5.00 for children ages 5-18. Children under 5 and Museum members are admitted free. Admission to the galleries is free on Fridays, 4:00 to 8:00 p.m. Paid admission includes film screenings (except for special ticketed events)
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