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"Andy Warhol's FactoryPeople"

Three hour series includes excerpts from over fifty hours of original interviews, hundreds of never before seen photos, exotic film clips, and a lot of very cool stuff . . . all backed by a mind-blowing original soundtrack.


How Andy Made A Movie...True Uncut Tales From The Factory People Archive

True Uncut Tales from Andy Warhol’s Silver Factory give us valuable and entertaining insight into the psyche of the artist’s life during his most prolific and entertaining period, the Sixties Silver Factory era, when he was making art, making avant-garde movies, making history.

‘How Andy Made A Movie’ takes us from Warhol’s first forays into filmmaking in 1964, beginning with Sleep (8 hours), Empire (24 hours) and the ‘Screen Tests’ (over 400 of them) and including ‘Tarzan’, ‘Batman/Dracula’, ‘Horse’ and many other buried gems.

In 1965 Warhol discovered sound and continued his own unique way of filmmaking, with the combustible mix of divas, drug addicts, hustlers, lunatics and lost souls that would create an unforgettable film library of Cinema Verité.  His experiment would ultimately lead to violence, ending abruptly when he was shot and grievously injured by radical feminist Valerie Solanis over a misplaced screenplay.

A tale told by those who were there, Andy Warhol’s Factory People.

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True Uncut Tales From The Factory People Archive is the sub-title for this film, the first of a series.  Based on well over fifty hours of interviews and hundreds of photos and clips, each film in this series could never make it to television as the subject matter is, for the most part, raw and sometimes shocking but highly entertaining and informative especially for students of the filmmaking process.

This 45 minute film features rarely seen clips of Andy and Paul shooting San Diego Surf in La Jolla, California, news footage from CBS related to underground filmmaking in New York in the early sixties, and an interview with Warhol Superstar Edie Sedgwick. The story is told by various Superstars and Factory People in their own words.  Underground filmmaker Jonas Mekas, the director who helped get  Andy turned on to making films, relates the various stages that Andy went through to arrive at films like Chelsea Girls. Interviews with many Warhol Superstars and original Factory People flesh out the story. Photos by Billy Name, Nat Finkelstein and others who were there for Andy’s productions illustrate the film.

How Andy Made A Movie   DVD Price $250


Academic rights INCLUDE the DVD with PPR and DSL. Use of third-party streaming services is OK. Academic licensees can also ask for a custom quote for single screenings. 

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