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In this lively documentary (produced less than a year after his death in 1987), the life and artistic career of Andy Warhol is examined by family members, friends, and business associates. The essential question about Warhol has always been whether he was an artist or a con man, and in a number of typically subdued yet hilarious interview clips Warhol himself does nothing at all to defend his reputation. In a cheerfully weird interview filmed in the 1960s, Warhol goes so far as to befuddle an interviewer by suggesting that the journalist simply tell him what to say, and he'll repeat it. Frequently amusing interviews with Warhol insiders detail particular periods in his life, with extensive use of photographs and film clips documenting in particular the crazy times at "The Factory," his famed midtown Manhattan studio in the 1960s. A lively discussion of Warhol's foray into making underground films features mercifully brief clips from such bizarre cinematic experiments as Sleep and Chelsea Girls. And some who knew Warhol well do speak judgmentally about his final years, when he eagerly cashed in by painting portraits of those who were both vain and wealthy enough to afford his services. With its suitably ironic sense of humor, this is a fascinating look at a controversial public figure. --Robert J. McNamara

Cast

Andy Warhol
Brigid Berlin
Paul Morrissey

  • Genre: Documentaries
  • Director: Kim Evans
  • Producer: Image
  • Length: 76 min
  • Theatrical Release
    North AmericaJan 1, 1988
  • DVD Release
    North AmericaDec 12, 2000
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