Film Screening

Thursday, March 03, 2011
The Nude Restaurant

Part of Exposed on Film

The Nude Restaurant

Date + Time

Thursday, March 03, 2011
7:00 p.m.

Location

Phyllis Wattis Theater

Overview

Andy Warhol, 1967, 100 min., 16mm

Warhol's typically apt title says it all: The Nude Restaurant is 100 minutes of footage of naked (unless a G-string counts as clothing) male restaurant patrons and one female waitress (played by Viva). The artist's intentionally shoddy filming techniques give the film a laconic physicality, and the combination of pornographic flesh and mundane conversation creates a surreal, gritty texture.

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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Image: Andy Warhol, The Nude Restaurant, 1967-68; 16mm film, color, sound, 99 minutes; ©2011 The Andy Warhol Museum, Pittsburgh, PA, a museum of Carnegie Institute; all rights reserved; courtesy of The Andy Warhol Museum