(Andy Warhol, 1965) · Shot mostly in close-up, Poor Little Rich Girlis something like a "documentary" about Edie Sedgwick, waking up at home, putting on make-up, and talking to the off-screen Chuck Wein. It is also a profound meditation on issues Warhol is known for dealing with - surface appearances, fetishism - and issues he is less often associated with - loneliness, emptiness, vanity. Warhol creatively layered his out-of-focus first takes over the in-focus second takes to create an elusive portrait of his star.
runtime: 66m format: 16mm
(Rolando Díaz, 1995) · Written and directed by the acclaimed Cuban director Rolando Díaz, Melodrama follows Esperanza, an aging and passionate newscaster, who will do anything to have a child before it is too late. Through her relationships with three different men, she begins to suspect that no man will ever fulfill everything she is looking for in a husband. Known best for his documentary work, Díaz flexes his fiction filmmaking chops in this early work.
(Satyajit Ray, 1966) · While on a train ride to receive an award, film star Arindam strikes up a conversation with journalist Aditi. The conversation soon morphs into a whirling investigation of public image and self-perception. Legendary Bengali director Satyajit Ray offers us an eerie look into the mind of the modern idol, as he artfully inks his screen with the complex contradictions of the human psyche and its ever-persistent attempt to create its own narrative.
runtime: 120m format: 35mm