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FILM | Andy Warhol's Sexy Silent Films 

Andy Warhol was one of those tirelessly prolific individuals whose bottomless oeuvre we never seem to fully exhaust. For example, a special cluster-screening of "Andy Warhol's Sexy Silent Films" — which I didn't even know existed — will be presented at the Hawkins Carlson Room of Rush Rhees Library (University of Rochester River Campus), on Thursday, November 6.

The screenings include "Haircut #1," made at Billy Name's legendary haircut parties, at which the attendees get more comfortable than at your average salon; "Blow Job," which is pretty self-explanatory; "Mario Banana (1 & 2)," starring Warhol superstar Mario Montez; and "Jill and Freddy Dancing," set on a rooftop and against the Manhattan skyline. Do I need to mention this is a viewer-discretion-advised kind of scenario? Consider it mentioned.

A talk on the films will be offered at 7 p.m., followed by the 16mm silent screening at 8 p.m. The event is free and open to the public, and presented by Douglass Crimp, the ON FILM PROJECT, Visual & Cultural Studies, and Film and Media Studies departments at UR. For more information, visit


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