Here They Come Now

In the mid-´60s, Andy Warhol’s studio became a nerve center for the creative class in NYC. The Velvet Underground, Nico, Gerard Malanga, Mary Woronov and Billy Name stayed busy around the clock, keeping the Factory humming with various industries. Warhol and Paul Morrissey put these resident artists to work in films such as Chelsea Girls. Just about every Factory regular stars in Girls, a parallel series of thirty-minute vignettes strung together to make a three-hour movie. Two projectors show two vignettes side-by-side, with the soundtrack coming from one projector only. The plot? Well, it’s about superstars. The magic comes from the projectors slipping out of synchronization, leaving the superstars out of time and exposed by their friends on the neighboring screen. The Pulitzer Foundation for the Arts (3716 Washington Boulevard; 314-754-1850 or www.pulitzerarts.org) screens Chelsea Girls at 7:30 p.m. in the museum’s courtyard. Admission is free.
Tue., May 1

 
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