Northwestern Events Calendar

Nov
22
2019

Andy Warhol's The Life of Juanita Castro

When: Friday, November 22, 2019
7:00 PM - 9:00 PM  

Where: Block Museum of Art, Mary and Leigh, 40 Arts Circle Drive, Evanston, IL 60208 map it

Audience: Faculty/Staff - Student - Public - Post Docs/Docs - Graduate Students

Cost: Free and open to all

Contact: Block Museum of Art   847.491.4000

Group: Block Museum of Art

Category: Fine Arts

Description:

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Friday, November 22, 7 PM
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The Life of Juanita Castro
(Andy Warhol, 1965, USA, 16mm, 66 min)

Camp, historical topicality, New York’s underground theater scene, and Warhol’s disarming and energizing anti-cinema approach to filmmaking all combine in this loosely-scripted, irreverent portrait of Fidel Castro and his family (some members of which are played by experimental filmmaker Marie Menken and Warhol superstar Ultra Violet). “Theatre of the Ridiculous” playwright and director Ronald Tavel scripted the film and appears as an on-screen director, putting the performers through a series of nonsensical actions.

Bruce Jenkins, SAIC professor and coauthor of the forthcoming The Andy Warhol Film Catalogue Raisonné, will introduce the screening

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