For those of you who just can't get enough of Edie, you may want to check out The Museum of Moving Image's line-up of Edie movies. Beginning this weekend, "The Real Edie," which is curated by David Schwartz offers a unique chance to brush up on your Warholiana. We asked David a few questions about the festival.
1. Why, in your opinion, has there been such renewed interest in Edie?
Of course, the release of FACTORY GIRL, with Sienna Miller as Edie helped to renew interest. But there seems to always be interest in anything related to Andy Warhol. And in a way, Edie's self-consciousness, the way she allowed her daily life to be filmed constantly by Warhol, seems very modern. She also had an inimatable sense of style that remains incredibly fresh.
2. Which Edie movie is your favorite, and why?
BEAUTY #2 is not just one of my favorite Edie Sedgwick movies, but one of my all-time favorite movies. Edie sits on a bed flirting with one man while verbally sparring with her ex-boyfriend, who taunts her from offscreen. And during all this, she's always aware of, and playing for, the camera. It's simple but complex, and sexy and funny.
3. Was Edie your favorite Warhol Superstar?
Yes. She had a fascinating blend of beauty, charisma, and distance. She seemed to always be both present and absent, like Warhol himself.
Here's today's schedule:
Poor Little Rich Girl
Saturday, March 31, 2:00 p.m.
1965, 67 mins. A two-reel documentary portrait; in the first reel, out of focus, Edie does her morning routine, applying make-up and exercising. The second reel, in focus, feels like a revelation: Edie smokes pot, tries on clothes, and talks with an off-screen Chuck Wein.
Saturday, March 31, 3:30 p.m.
1965, 34 mins. Edie Sedgwick and friends drink and talk as they await a meal.
Followed by Screen Test Reel #10 1964-6, 40 mins. This reel of Warhol's Factory screen tests includes Edie Sedgwick, Jane Holzer, Lou Reed, John Ashbery, Jonas Mekas, and Paul Morrissey.
Saturday, March 31, 5:00 p.m.
1965, 70 mins. Warhol's adaptation of A Clockwork Orange, filmed in a corner of the Factory, stars Gerard Malanga as Alex. But Edie Sedgwick, a non-speaking extra, steals the show.
Saturday, March 31, 6:30 p.m.
1965, 70 mins. Warhol's constantly moving camera roams around its characters, in a mélange of talking, food fights, and folk singing.
Preceded by Match Girl 1966, 25 mins. Directed by Andrew Meyer. Sedgwick is mythologized by Vivian Kurz, who plays the self-destructive "Match Girl" in this allegorical film, narrated by Warhol.