The Warhol Connection

Andy Warhol never seems to go out of style: His deadpan persona and immeasurable impact on modern culture remain emblematic long after his death, and the rage is especially strong here in Denver right now, with the January opening of Warhol in Colorado at the University of Denver’s Myhren Gallery. In conjunction with that comprehensive exhibit, the Denver Film Society is offering the Warhol + 1 Film Series, a five-week retrospective of films with ties to the iconic pop-art progenitor.

The series began February 1 with a screening of Basquiat; future films, scheduled for 7 p.m. every Tuesday through February 22, include the Edie Sedgwick biopic Factory Girl (with director Esther Harrison in person), A Walk Into the Sea, and Beautiful Darling (with director James Raisin in person). The mini-fest concludes March 1 at the Myhren Gallery, 2121 East Asbury Avenue, with a program featuring a screening of I Shot Andy Warhol, the story of would-be Warhol assassin Valerie Solanas, and special guest Adam Lerner of MCA Denver.

Admission to the Denver FilmCenter/Colfax, 2510 East Colfax Avenue, is $9.75. For information about the films, go to www.denverfilm.org or call 303-595-FILM; find out more about the final event at http://myhrengallery.wordpress.com.
Tuesdays, 7 p.m. Starts: Feb. 1. Continues through March 1, 2011

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Susan Froyd started writing for Westword as the "Thrills" editor in 1992 and never quite left the fold. These days she still freelances for the paper in addition to walking her dogs, enjoying cheap ethnic food and reading voraciously. Sometimes she writes poetry.
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