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Tarzan and Jane Regained . . . Sort Of, December 3

Beat-Era Cinema

Sunday, December 3, 2006
2:00 p.m. Tarzan and Jane Regained . . . Sort Of
Andy Warhol (U.S., 1963)

Andy Warhol goes Hollywood . . . sort of. Warhol made his first sound film during a sojourn in Los Angeles in 1963. Along with leading players Taylor Mead and Naomi Levine, plus Dennis Hopper and a cavalcade of art stars including Claes and Pat Oldenburg and Wallace Berman (and his son Tosh), Warhol spent two weeks exploring the city, shooting (in black-and-white and color) everywhere from Berman's studio to the Beverly Hills Hotel to an unglamorous stretch of freeway. Jane swims naked in John Houseman's pool, Tarzan hunts for coconuts in the local palms, and the Watts Towers become an unlikely backdrop for an Edenic idyll.

—Juliet Clark

• (80 mins, B&W/Color, 16mm, From The Museum of Modern Art, New York)

Preceded by short:

Triptych in Four Parts (Lawrence Jordan, U.S., 1958). Featuring Wallace Berman and family, Michael McClure, and John Reed. (12 mins, Color, 16mm, From Canyon Cinema)



• (Total running time: 92 mins)