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Warhol film to premiere at conference on 'pop,' Nov. 15-16

A film by Andy Warhol that has never been screened for the public will have its world premiere at 6 p.m. Friday, Nov. 15, at the Stewart Film Theater, 185 Nassau St.

The 66-minute excerpt of the movie, titled "Since," is a farcical re-enactment of the Kennedy assassination. It was filmed in 1966 on a couch at Warhol's legendary studio, The Factory. The film is part of a project at New York's Museum of Modern Art to restore hundreds of hours of films made by Warhol. The project's curator, Callie Angell, will introduce the movie.

"It's a very chaotic film," Angell said. "The camera work is very wild." She described the dialogue as "witty and irreverent."

The premiere is part of a conference titled "Art, Architecture and Film in the First Pop Age," that will run from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 16, at Betts Auditorium in the School of Architecture. The goal of the conference is to look at pop in a broad way by jointly examining artists, filmmakers and architects that are associated with the pop movement.

"There is a lot of renewed interest among different types of scholars in that period, and we're trying to get those different components to talk to each other," said Branden Joseph, a lecturer in the Council of the Humanities and a Cotsen Fellow in the Society of Fellows.

Speakers will discuss artists Jasper Johns, James Rosenquist, Richard Hamilton and Gerhard Richter as well as architect John McHale, architectural critic Reyner Banham and writer J.G. Ballard. Princeton faculty members who will participate include Harold Foster in art and archaeology and Beatriz Colomina in architecture. A complete list of speakers and a conference schedule are available online.

The conference is sponsored by the , the Program in Media and Modernity and the School of Architecture .

Contact: Tom Bartus (609) 258-3601

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