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I Shot Andy Warhol

103 min.
Year of Production:
Lili Taylor
Jared Harris
Martha Plimpton
Lothaire Bluteau
Anna Thomson
Peter Friedman
Tahnee Welch
Jamie Harrold
Donovan Leitch Jr.
Michael Imperioli
Reg Rogers
Bill Sage
Jill Hennessy
Production Company:
BBC Arena, Killer Films

Based on the true story of Valerie Solanas who was a 60s radical preaching hatred toward men in her S.C.U.M. Manifesto. She wrote a screenplay for a film that she wanted Andy Warhol to produce, but he continued to ignore her. So she shot him. This is Valerie’s story.

The attempted assassination of Andy Warhol from the perspective of Factory member, artist, writer and publisher of the S.C.U.M. Manifesto Valerie Solanas. Mary Harron's debut film was produced by Christine Vachon who, with her Killer Films production company, has produced many works screened at the Berlinale and Teddy Award winners including all of Todd Haynes' films.

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Born in Canada. Studied literature in Oxford. Worked for the music magazine,“Punk“ and as a critic for English daily newspapers. Has published articles on the Velvet Underground and Andy Warhol for “New Musical Express“ and “Melody Maker“; made short films for the BBC series,“The Late Show“ and “Edge“ as well as several documentaries for Channel Four (including a film on South Africa entitled WINDS OF CHANGE). Made her first film for theatrical release, I SHOT ANDY WARHOL, in 1996. Married to the filmmaker John C.Walsh.

FILMOGRAFIE Mary Harron (selection)

2018 Charlie Says   2011 The Moth Diaries   2005 The Notorious Bettie Page  1999 American Psycho  1996 I Shot Andy Warhol  1996  

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