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America Is Hard to See: Film & Video Screenings

Henry Geldzahler

Location: Floor Three, Susan and John Hess Family Gallery and Theater

Andy Warhol’s film Henry Geldzahler (1964) presents the notable critic and curator as a lone subject in front of Warhol’s fixed movie camera. Warhol shot the film at 24 frames per second but projected it at the lower speed used for silent films, so that the projection seems slowed. The result is a durational, and at times monumental, portrait of identity, personality, and discomfort.

Andy Warhol (b. 1928, Pittsburgh, PA; d. 1987, New York, NY), Henry Geldzahler, 1964, from the The Geldzahler Portfolio. 16mm film, black‑and‑white, silent; 99 min. Purchase with funds from Joanne Leonhardt Cassullo and the Dorothea L. Leonhardt Fund at the Communities Foundation of Texas and The Horace W. Goldsmith Fund  99.62.11

This screening is free with Museum admission.

Schedule

May 2, 6 pm
June 14, 2:15 pm
August 14, 11 am
August 28, 7 pm
September 5, 11 am

Andy Warhol (1928-1987), Henry Geldzahler, 1964. 16mm film, black-and-white, silent; 99 min. at 16 frames per second. Whitney Museum of American Art, New York; purchase, with funds from Joanne Leonhardt Cassullo and the Dorothea L. Leonhardt Fund at the Communities Foundation of Texas and The Horace W. Goldsmith Fund. ©2015 The Andy Warhol Museum, Pittsburgh, PA, a museum of Carnegie Institute. All rights reserved. Image courtesy the Andy Warhol Film Project at the Whitney Museum of American Art

Andy Warhol (1928-1987), Henry Geldzahler, 1964. 16mm film, black-and-white, silent; 99 min. at 16 frames per second. Whitney Museum of American Art, New York; purchase, with funds from Joanne Leonhardt Cassullo and the Dorothea L. Leonhardt Fund at the Communities Foundation of Texas and The Horace W. Goldsmith Fund. ©2015 The Andy Warhol Museum, Pittsburgh, PA, a museum of Carnegie Institute. All rights reserved. Image courtesy the Andy Warhol Film Project at the Whitney Museum of American Art