I shot Andy Warhol

Language and/or Subtitles: English
Spanish
French
Format: DVD 2001
Availability: Available at 2 Libraries 2 of 2 copies
Available (2)
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CLP - Main Library Second Floor Film & Audio - Feature Film DVD DVD I
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Collection  Second Floor Film & Audio - Feature Film DVD
 
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Monroeville Public Library Video DVD I
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Collection  Video
 
Call Number  DVD I
 
 
Summary
The true story of Valerie Solanas, the radical feminist who became notorious after shooting art world icon Andy Warhol, is portrayed in this fact-based drama. In an attempt to present a fair assessment of her actions, writer-director Mary Harron focuses on Solanas' troubled life, from her childhood as an abuse victim to her life as teenage prostitute in New York City. These experiences left Solanas (played by Lili Taylor) deeply scarred, contributing to a hatred of men that later found full flower in her famous "SCUM Manifesto," an extremist tract calling for the establishment of a "Society for Cutting Up Men." Deeply troubled, she nevertheless briefly finds hope after befriending young transvestite Candy Darling (played by Stephen Dorff) and discovering herself on the fringes of the wild, colorful world surrounding the eccentric Warhol. She becomes obsessed with the idea that Warhol's support could change her life, only to become violently enraged when the artist and his friends begin to turn away from her. ~ Judd Blaise, Rovi
Additional Information
Subjects Solanas, Valerie -- Drama.
Warhol, Andy, -- 1928-1987 -- Assassination attempt, 1968 -- Drama.
Feminists -- Drama.
Sex role -- Drama.
New York (N.Y.) -- Drama.
Video recordings for the hearing impaired.
Feature films.
Publisher Santa Monica, CA :MGM Home Entertainment Inc.,2001
Edition Widescreen version.
Other Titles Arena (Television program)
SCUM manifesto.
Contributors Harron, Mary.
Minahan, Daniel.
Kalin, Tom.
Vachon, Christine.
Taylor, Lili.
Harris, Jared, 1961-
Bluteau, Lothaire.
Plimpton, Martha, 1970-
Levine-Thomson, Anna.
Dorff, Stephen, 1973-
Reamer, Keith.
Cale, John.
Solanas, Valerie. SCUM manifesto.
Samuel Goldwyn Co.
Playhouse International Pictures.
MGM Home Entertainment Inc.
Participants/Performers Lili Taylor, Jared Harris, Lothaire Bluteau, Martha Plimpton, Anna Thomson, Stephen Dorff.
Other Contributors Director of photography, Ellen Kuras ; editor, Keith Reamer ; music, John Cale.
Audience MPAA rating: R.
Language English
Spanish
French
English or Spanish dialogue (stereo surround); with French & Spanish subtitles; closed-captioned.
Notes Inspired by the SCUM Manifesto, the anti-men rhetoric Valerie Solanas published in the 1960s.
Originally released as a motion picture in 1995.
Special features: original theatrical trailer.
System Details DVD; NTSC, region 1; Dolby-digital.
Description 1 videodisc (103 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
ISBN 0792848136
9780792848134
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