CORY REYNOLDS | DATE 4/24/2018
In celebration of the release of the new book, Andy Warhol's The Chelsea Girls, and running May 4-13, 2018, at MoMA's Roy and Niuta Titus Theaters, The Chelsea Girls Exploded film series features world premieres of digital film transfers of The Chelsea Girls and 10 related films! Scroll down for screening times.
The Museum of Modern Art and The Andy Warhol Museum present The Chelsea Girls Exploded, a film series exploring Warhol's double-screen masterpiece The Chelsea Girls (1966) and the other films that went into the making of his epic vision of the 1960s New York underground scene. One of Warhol's most ambitious and commercially successful films, The Chelsea Girls is presented in the world premiere of a high-quality digital film transfer, newly restored by The Andy Warhol Museum and The Museum of Modern Art. The series also includes two special 16mm screenings of the film. Other material—including world premieres of 10 films related to or partly contained within The Chelsea Girls—will also be screened, providing an insight into the artist's filmmaking process, which is as radical and unprecedented today as when it was made in 1966.
The series also celebrates the publication of Andy Warhol's The Chelsea Girls, a deluxe treatment of the film with previously unpublished transcripts and archival materials, as well as the ongoing Warhol film digitization project. The Chelsea Girls Exploded is on view in The Roy and Niuta Titus Theaters, May 4-13, 2018, and is organized by Geralyn Huxley, Curator of Film and Video, and Greg Pierce, Associate Curator of Film and Video, The Andy Warhol Museum; and Rajendra Roy, The Celeste Bartos Chief Curator of Film, The Museum of Modern Art.
The centerpiece of this series is Warhol's seminal double-screen film, The Chelsea Girls. As Warhol described the film, "Chelsea Girls was the movie that made everyone sit up and notice what we were doing in films (and a lot of times that meant sit up, stand up, and walk out). Until then the general attitude toward what we did was that it was "artistic" or "camp" or "a put-on" or just plain "boring." But after Chelsea Girls, words like degenerate and disturbing and homosexual and druggy and nude and real started being applied to us regularly."
The Chelsea Girls Exploded features an in-person appearance by Warhol star Randy Bourscheidt; never-before-seen films presented in new high-quality digital film transfers, including The Trip, The John, Their Town (Toby Short), and The Pope Ondine Story; and two special 16mm screenings of The Chelsea Girls. Starring a cast of characters including Nico, Mary Woronov, Susan Bottomly, Eric Emerson, Ondine, Gerard Malanga, Ingrid Superstar, Brigid Berlin, and Mario Montez, these films offer a glimpse of Downtown life through Warhol's Factory lens.
'THE CHELSEA GIRLS EXPLODED' SCREENING SCHEDULE
FRIDAY, MAY 4, 2018
7:00 - 10:45 PM: The Chelsea Girls [newly digitized version]
SATURDAY, MAY 5, 2018
5:00 - 9:00 PM: The Chelsea Girls [16mm premiere version]
SUNDAY, MAY 6, 2018
2:00 - 6:00 PM: The Chelsea Girls [16mm standard version]
TUESDAY, MAY 8, 2018
4:30 - 6:30 PM: Afternoon
5:00 - 7:00 PM: The Duchess + "Nico in Kitchen"
7:00 - 9:00 PM: Queen of China (Hanoi Hanna)
7:30 - 9:30 PM: The Pope Ondine Story
WEDNESDAY, MAY 9, 2018
4:00 - 6:00 PM: "Eric Background: Toby Short" + "3 Min. Mary Might"
4:30 - 7:00 PM: The John [single screen version]
7:00 - 9:00 PM: The Closet TRT 66 min.
7:30 - 9:30 PM: The Duchess + "Nico in Kitchen"
THURSDAY, MAY 10, 2018
4:30 - 6:00 PM: "Nico" / "Nico Crying"
5:00 - 7:00 PM: The Trip [version 1] + [Unknown Eric Reel]
7:00 - 9:00 PM: The Closet
7:30 - 9:30 PM: Their Town (Toby Short) [version 1] + Their Town (Toby Short) [version 2, reel 2 only]
FRIDAY, MAY 11, 2018
4:30 - 6:45 PM: The John [single screen version]
5:00 - 7:00 PM: Queen of China (Hanoi Hanna)
7:15 - 9:15 PM: "Eric Background: Toby Short" + "3 Min. Mary Might"
7:30 - 9:30 PM: The John [double screen version]
SATURDAY, MAY 12, 2018
2:00 - 4:00 PM: Afternoon TRT
4:30 - 6:30 PM: The Trip [version 1]
5:00 - 7:00 PM: Their Town (Toby Short) [version 1]
7:00 - 9:00 PM: Their Town (Toby Short) [version 2, reel 2 only] + [Unknown Eric Reel]
SUNDAY, MAY 13, 2018
1:30 - 3:00 PM: "Nico" / "Nico Crying"
3:00 - 6:45 PM: The Chelsea Girls [newly digitized version]
3:30 - 5:30 PM: The Pope Ondine Story
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Hbk, 9 x 12 in. / 328 pgs / illustrated throughout.
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