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Past Event You Want to Dance and Blow Your Mind with the Velvet Underground and Andy Warhol!

Blurry black and white film still of a band playing on a stage.

Barbara Rubin, “Up-Tight 2-8-66 Cinematheque”, 16mm film, black-and-white, silent, 3 minutes

In connection with the exhibition, The Velvet Underground & Nico: Scepter Studio Sessions, enjoy an evening of unique 16mm film footage featuring New York City’s original Velvet Underground in concert at the Film-Makers’ Cinematheque and in repose at Andy Warhol’s fabled Silver Factory. Witness Superstars Gerard Malanga and Mary Woronov performing their whip dance routine in Kiss the Boot along with over a dozen Screen Test portraits of the band all presented in a double screen format by Greg Pierce, The Warhol’s director of film and video. The program includes “Velvet Underground” and “Gerard Begins”, two reels created for background projection during the Velvet’s live performances at Andy Warhol, Up-Tight, and Exploding Plastic Inevitable events, plus a selection of unseen Up-Tight rolls shot by filmmakers Barbara Rubin and Danny Williams.

  • Doors open at 6:30 p.m.


The Velvet Underground & Nico: Scepter Studio Sessions is made possible through support provided by the Curatorial Vision Fund. Leadership support for the Curatorial Vision Fund is provided by The Fine Foundation, Jim Spencer and Michael Lin, and Scott M. Mory.

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