Afternoon. 1965. USA. Directed by Andy Warhol. With Dorothy Dean, Arthur Loeb, Donald Lyons, Ondine, Edie Sedgwick, Andy Warhol (off-screen), Chuck Wein (off-screen). Digital 16mm film transfer. 100 min.
Filmed more than a year before The Chelsea Girls premiered, Afternoon features Edie Sedgwick hanging out at her apartment with Ondine and others in an alcohol and amphetamine–fueled talkfest. Warhol can be heard directing his cast: “Dorothy, look into the camera and smile,” “Walk on the couch,” and “Come on. Camp it up, Ondine.” The third reel of the film was part of the premiere version of The Chelsea Girls. Sedgwick later asked for the reel to be removed after she signed a movie contract with Albert Grossman, Bob Dylan’s manager. Nico in color, crying, replaced her in the film.