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FILM SCREENINGS

  • Harlot

    1964. USA. Directed by Andy Warhol. With Mario Montez, Philip Fagan. Warhol’s first synch-sound feature is an underground version of the Jean Harlow story with Mario Montez in drag as the platinum haired Hollywood sex symbol of the 1930’s. Staged as a tableau vivant on a couch at The Factory, Montez as Harlow is surrounded by other Warhol personalities. An off screen narration is heard but is disconnected from the action. Make what you will of the manic consumption of bananas at the end of the film. 66 min.