Image from the motion picture The Velvet Suite

Velvet Suite + Scenes from the Life of Andy Warhol: Friendships and Intersections - 16MM

Documentary, Experimental | 2022 | 1990 | 76MIN


Manuel Huerga
Jonas Mekas


Lee Ranaldo
Ignacio Julia
Pascal Comelade
Lou Reed

Velvet Suite is a 38 min. documentary of a concert event of the same name he recently staged with Lee Ranaldo and others interpreting the music of the Velvet Underground before a live audience in Spain. Ignacio Julia is a filmmaker and writer who published the book Linger On: The Velvet Underground through Thurston and Eva Moore’s imprint Ecstatic Peace Library. Ignacio is the editor of Spain’s Ruta 66 and the author of several music books.

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Scenes from the Life of Andy Warhol: Friendships and Intersections (Jonas Mekas, 1990, 38MIN, 16mm

Music: Velvet Underground, recorded in 1966. Opening segment taped at the Dom at the public performance with Nico. End section: Mass for Andy Warhol at St. Patrick’s Cathedral. The film is made up of my film diaries related to Andy Warhol from the years 1965-1982. Locations are New York and Montauk: The Factory, house of George Maciunas, village gate, psychiatrist’s convention, home of Stephen Shore, Warhol Estate, Montauk, etc. The “cast” includes Lou Reed, Nico, Edie Sedgwick, Gerard Malanga, Andy Warhol, Allen Ginsberg, Ed Sanders, Barbara Rubin, Tuli Kupferberg, Peter Orlovsky, John Lennon, Yoko Ono, George Maciunas, Vincent Friemont, Henry Geldzahler, Paul Morrissey, Karen Lerner, Jay Lerner, Peter Beard, John Kennedy Jr., Lee Radziwill, Tina Radziwill, Anthony Radziwill, D’Allessandro, Caroline Kennedy, Mick Jagger, Jade Jagger and many others. Completed in June, 1990.

Post Screening Q&A with Lee Ranaldo (Sonic Youth), filmmaker Ignacio Julia moderated by Thurston Moore (Sonic Youth).

Portrait of the band Velvet Underground Portrait of the band Velvet Underground

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Velvet Suite Q&A with Thurston Moore, Ignacio Julia and Lee Ranaldo

Ignacio Julia and Lee Ranaldo join us at Roxy Cinema for a post-film discussion about the Velvet Underground moderated by Thurston Moore, following a screening of their concert film Velvet Suite.

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