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Andy Warhol: Screen Tests + Pink Flamingos + PIG

Andy Warhol: Screen Tests + Pink Flamingos + PIG

Andy Warhol: Screen Tests (1965)

Andy Warhol, 30 min

United States

Pink Flamingos (1972)

John Waters, 93 min

United States

PIG (1998)

Nico B, 23 min

United States

Andy Warhol: Screen Tests + Pink Flamingos + PIG

Andy Warhol's' Screen Tests' in the fine company of John Waters' transboundary cult satire 'Pink Flamingos' and a hardcore punk film.

Screenings

Date Time Location

Sat. 25/03

21:45

Cinemateket

Tickets

Andy Warhol: Screen Tests

Between 1962 and 1968, Andy Warhol filmed almost 500 portraits of guests that came to his studio. At four minutes long,each 'Screeb Test' was the length of one 16 mm reel.  Nico, Lou Reed, Susan Sontag and Jack Smith are among those studied in this collection of ten portraits. Some subjects were instructed to sit still as though posing for a photograph, while others were invited to improvise in various ways. The minimal format, slightly slowed-down frame rate, stark lighting and frontal closeups alternately reveal unfiltered authenticity, self-consciousness, humor and alienation. Studies in character, presence and light, these films remain an enigmatic time capsule from a legendary New York milieu.

Director:
Andy Warhol
Country:
United States
Year:
1965
Running time:
30 min

Pink Flamingos

Boundary-transgressing and ludicrous, ‘Pink Flamingos’ was designed as a dare-devil provocation, a rebuke of American family values and 50s normalcy, and an assault on hippy idealism. Inspired by the films of Jack Smith and Andy Warhol, John Waters returned to Baltimore, assembled his own cavalcade of homegrown superstars and wrote brilliantly funny scripts for them to perform, filled with cheap, attention-seeking stunts. What Waters could never have imagined was the extent to which his stars would shine in their own right: Mary Vivian Pierce is so charismatic as Cotton, Divine delivers a performance that would guide the rebellion of gender-dysphoric punks for the next 40 years, Edith Massey ensured her place as a national treasure in her role as the Egg Lady, and Cookie Mueller and Mink Stole make sublime mincemeat of their line-readings. ‘Pink Flamingos’ enjoyed pride-of-place in the cult movie sections of thousands of video rental shops that opened across the United States starting in the late 70s, ensuring that the film would become the definitive cinematic expression of suburban angst, humor and queer resistance.

Director:
John Waters
Country:
United States
Year:
1972
Running time:
93 min

PIG

Twenty-six years after 'Pink Flamingos', shock tactics as cultural assault were taking more brutal and ominous forms. Rozz Williams, the influential father of LA death rock and original singer for the Christian Death, stars in PIG, an almost unwatchably brutal, sado-masochistic short film, and one of his final works before committing suicide.

Director:
Nico B
Country:
United States
Year:
1998
Running time:
23 min