Poor little rich girl

  • 66'
  • USA
  • 1965
Poor Little Rich Girl is an intimate portrait of the vulnerable beauty and Warhol protégé Edie Sedgwick. The whole of the first reel is out of focus, sketching a dreamy and Impressio¡nist picture of Edie in her own place and time; it is not clear at the start of the film whether it is day or night when she wakes up. The blurred images symbolise Edie's mental state. She orders coffee, does her exercises and smokes cigarettes to the Everly Brothers's Greatest Hits.The Velvet Underground and Nico is a real symphony of sound and vision and a unique film document of a jam-session by the Velvets in The Factory. Warhol's gaze from behind the camera is not just fixed on the musicians; his camera 'plays' along, panning and zooming to the beat of the music. The result is a genuine psychedelic viewing experience to the Velvet Underground waves of rock 'n roll.
Director
Andy Warhol
Country of production
USA
Year
1965
Festival Edition
IFFR 1994
Length
66'
Medium
16mm
Language
English
Producer
Andy Warhol
Sales
The Andy Warhol Foundation