Ace Hotel Pittsburgh
Regimented rows of Campbell’s soup cans. Stacks of Brillo soap pad boxes. Silkscreened portraits of celebs and world leaders. These iconic images instantly come to mind when thinking about Andy Warhol—but did you know that the King of Pop Art also created 120-plus films between 1963 and 1977?
From early silent films to legendary Screen Tests of Factory-goers to a five-hour film of poet John Giorno sleeping—Warhol often turned his lens on the everyday subjects around him, resulting in a cinematic vision that’s still fresh and innovative.
Don’t miss the rare chance to see Warhol’s 1965 film, Vinyl, at this free screening event in the Ace Gym.
Loosely based on Anthony Burgess’ seminal 1962 dystopian novel, A Clockwork Orange, Warhol composed the black-and-white film as one continuous shot inside his famed NYC Factory.
Vinyl marks the film debut of socialite, actor and model Edie Sedgwick—Warhol’s leading superstar— who was dubbed an “It Girl” sensation by international media outlets.
Poet and photographer Gerard Malanga stars as Victor, a juvenile delinquent who is arrested and reprogrammed in an attempt to protect society from his violent behavior.
The unrehearsed, experimental film also includes Factory regular Ondine, and features music by Martha and the Vandellas, The Kinks and The Rolling Stones.
RSVP here. The film contains adult content.
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