*The Closet*. 1966. USA. Directed by Andy Warhol. © 2018 The Andy Warhol Museum, Pittsburgh, PA, a museum of Carnegie Institute. All rights reserved. Film still courtesy The Andy Warhol Museum

The Closet. 1966. USA. Directed by Andy Warhol. With Randy Bourscheidt, Nico. Digital 16mm film transfer. 66 min.

At the Dakota Apartments, the beautiful, sophisticated Nico and Randy Bourscheidt, a shy, gay college student, remain for the duration of the film in a tiny closet, where an existential narrative plays out as the two talk about leaving the comfort of the small space, but never do. Despite the contrived situation, the two real-life strangers, compelled to interact, become genuinely intimate. A reel from this film was included as an opening reel in premiere versions of The Chelsea Girls. However, the film was still in a state of organizational flux and the reel was removed soon thereafter. Randy Bourscheidt, a founder of Estate Project for Artists with AIDS who has worked in arts management for over 20 years, will be present at the May 9 screening.

  1. Thursday, May 10, 2018,
    7:00 p.m.

    The Museum of Modern Art, Floor T2, Theater 2
  2. Wednesday, May 9, 2018,
    7:00 p.m.

    Introduced by Randy Bourscheidt
    The Museum of Modern Art, Floor T1, Theater 1
This film accompanies The Chelsea Girls Exploded.