Screen Tests (Reel 16)

  • USA
  • 1964
1964-1966 was the period in which Andy Warhol realised his revolutionary vision of celebrity. Using a stationary camera, Warhol tried to capture the appearance, style, personality and mood of both famous and lesser-known visitors to his studio, the Factory. For each silent, black & white film portrait, subjects were seated, initially instructed not to move and filmed straight-on (most often in close-up). Although each film was shot at standard sound speed, or twenty-four frames per second, Warhol specified that prints be projected at a slower speed of sixteen frames per second, a rate used in the projection of silent films.
Andy Warhol
Country of production
Production Year
Festival Edition
IFFR 2005
Lou Reed