America Is Hard To See: Film And Video Screenings

Henry Geldzahler

SAT, May 2, 2015
6–7:40 pm

Floor Three, Susan and John Hess Family Gallery and Theater

Andy Warhol’s film Henry Geldzahler (1964) presents the notable critic and curator as a lone subject in front of Warhol’s fixed movie camera. Warhol shot the film at 24 frames per second but projected it at the lower speed used for silent films, so that the projection seems slowed. The result is a durational, and at times monumental, portrait of identity, personality, and discomfort.

Andy Warhol (b. 1928, Pittsburgh, PA; d. 1987, New York, NY), Henry Geldzahler, 1964, from the The Geldzahler Portfolio. 16mm film, black‑and‑white, silent; 99 min. Purchase with funds from Joanne Leonhardt Cassullo and the Dorothea L. Leonhardt Fund at the Communities Foundation of Texas and The Horace W. Goldsmith Fund  99.62.11

This screening is free with Museum admission.