The Museum of the Moving Image in Queens, often neglected in the NYC museum circuit, is making a major star power push with the upcoming can't-miss retrospective of Andy Warhol's films.
Warhol's World, a film series showing 40 of his works behind the camera, opens this Saturday, 20 October and runs through 11 November 2007. Some of the films are new prints and the run will also include a preview screening of the new documentary, A Walk into the Sea: The Danny Williams Story.
In a short five year span from 1963 to 1968, Andy Warhol turned the Factory into a filming studio and churned out dozens of motion pictures. This series aims to exhibit what some might argue was Warhol's favorite and most enabling medium. Curator David Schwartz comments, "A visual artist fascinated with popular culture and mass production, Warhol was attracted to the deceptive case of creating images with a movie camera, and he was drawn to a medium that allowed for voyeurism and cool detachment."
Showing two films daily, go to the Museum of the Moving Image for complete details and schedule.