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.
A Portrait of the Artist, or Fisher-Inspired Films: Program 2
Related Exhibition Calder to Warhol
Thursday, July 08, 2010, 7:00 p.m.
Phyllis Wattis Theater
The Chelsea Girls
Andy Warhol, 1965, 200 min., 16mm
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