I Shot Andy Warhol

I Shot Andy Warhol

Directed by: Mary Harron

Monday, April 14, 2014

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Post-film discussion with Madeleine Olnek!

Why did the lesbian playwright shoot the gay artist? No, it’s not the set-up to a joke, but the central question of Mary Harron’s whirling true-crime biopic about the woman who almost killed pop artist Andy Warhol for “a lot of real involved reasons.” Was Valerie Solanas (Lili Taylor) crazy? Was Andy out to get her? Or was she just too damn weird, even for the Factory? This surprisingly funny look at the chaotic conclusion of the pop art scene was a pivotal film for playwpright and filmmaker Madeleine Olnek (Codependent Lesbian Space Alien Seeks Same) who calls it “unique, subversive” and “brilliantly directed.”

R, 103 Minutes
USA, 1996

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