Tuesday, February 3, 2009

Warhol Screen Tests

Dean & Britta play the Velvet Underground’s “Not A Young Man Anymore” to Andy Warhol’s screen test of Lou Reed drinking a bottle of Coca Cola. “13 Most Beautiful… Songs for Andy Warhol’s Screen Tests” was an event held by the San Francisco Film Society at the Palace of Fine Arts in which 13 screen tests in all were projected accompanied by the dream pop line up. Other screen tests included Paul America, Edie Sedgwick, Denis Hopper and Nico. Each test was originally shot on 16mm black and white film at 16fps for a total of 4 minutes per during the years of 1964-66.