Film Screening

Thursday, July 08, 2010
A Portrait of the Artist, or Fisher-Inspired Films: Program 2

Part of A Portrait of the Artist, or Fisher-Inspired Films

A Portrait of the Artist, or Fisher-Inspired Films: Program 2

Date + Time

Thursday, July 08, 2010
7:00 p.m.

Location

Phyllis Wattis Theater

Overview

The Chelsea Girls
Andy Warhol, 1965, 200 min., 16mm

This art-house classic, Warhol's most commercially successful film, features 16mm films projected split screen with a single audio track. In choreographed scenarios at the Chelsea Hotel in Manhattan, Factory stars such as Nico, Gerard Malanga, and Ondine chatter about topics ranging from banal to sensational and even taboo. The Velvet Underground provides the mesmerizing soundtrack.

Admission + Ticketing

$5 general; free for SFMOMA members or with museum admission (requires a free ticket, which can be picked up in the Haas Atrium).

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Support for A Portrait of the Artist, or Fisher-Inspired Films is provided by the Susan Wildberg Morgenstein Fund.

Image: Paul Morrissey and Andy Warhol, The Chelsea Girls (still), 1965; photo: courtesy Film-Makers' Coop/Photofest; © Film-Makers' Cooperative