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    celebrating andy warhol's 85th birthday with the ultimate artsy movie night.

    by liza darwin · August 06, 2013
    Andy Warhol may have passed away in 1987, but the legacy of this white-haired, bespectacled icon lives on in a huge way. And no, we're not just talking about in themuseum (although he's definitely there, too). The pop artist, record producer, filmmaker, and publisher has infiltrated our closetsour phones, and our iTunes library. Plus, with his circle of women— Edie Sedgwick, Nico, Mary Woronov, and the rest of the Factory crew— you could say this is a man who just understood the concept of It girls better than anyone else. 

    Rather than popping artsy Dom Perignon bottles or hitting up a gallery show to celebrate Warhol's would-be 85th birthday, pay homage to his screen tests with the ultimate movie night. We've rounded up the best Warhol-centric flicks available to stream for free or cheap below. So cancel your plans tonight, and tell your friends you've got a date with Andy Warhol...and the couch.

    Screen Test: Edie Sedgwick 
    Year: 1965
    Directed By: Andy Warhol
    Stars: Edie Sedgwick
    One sentence synopsis: A silent minute-and-a-half portrait of the Warhol muse, mascara and all. 
    Price: Free

    Screen Test: Lou Reed 
    Year: 1966
    Directed By: Andy Warhol
    Stars: Lou Reed
    One sentence synopsis: Lou Reed drinking Coca Cola...enough said.
    Price: Free

    Sleep 
    Year: 1963
    Directed By: Andy Warhol
    Stars: Warhol's ex-lover John Giorno
    One sentence synopsis: Originally Warhol wanted to shoot Brigette Bardot sleeping for this "anti-film," but instead filmed Giorno for five hours.
    Price: Free

    Factory Girl
    Year: 2006
    Director:George Hickenlooper
    Stars: Sienna Miller, Hayden Christensen, Jimmy Fallon, Mena Suvari, Shawn Hatosy, Guy Pearce
    One sentence synopsis: An Edie Sedgwick biopic starring Sienna Miller (and some insanely awesome costumes).
    Price: $2.99

    Jean-Michel Basquiat: The Radiant Child 
    Year: 2010
    Director: Tamra Davis
    Stars: Jean-Michel Basquiat, Kenny Scharf, Julien Schnabel, Fab 5 Freddy, Larry Gagosian, Jeffrey Deitch
    One sentence synopsis: Filmed on VHS, this doc paints a gritty portrait of Warhol mentee Basquiat for the MTV generation.
    Price: Free

    Tags: andywarhol, art, film
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