If you’ve never seen more than a still or a clip from Andy Warhol’s 1963 avant-garde film Sleep, now is your chance to experience the full 5 ½ hour epic film portrait of Andy’s friend in slumber. In conjunction with the Strange Pilgrims exhibition at Laguna Gloria, the Contemporary Austin is screening the film (yes! 16 mm B/W film) on Friday night.
The gates will open at 6:30pm; the film begins at 7:15pm; the gates close at 1am. Picnics are welcome, with food and beverages also available for purchase on site. There will also be stargazing with the help of the Austin Astronomical Society and their telescopes, and guided flashlight tours of the Sculpture Park. Admission is free, but reservations are recommended.
Programmed by Scott Stark for Experimental Response Cinema (ERC). The screening is presented in collaboration with ERC and in partnership with UT’s Visual Arts Center. In his essay on ERC’s website, Philip R. Fagan states, “Sleepwalking is encouraged. Andy would have wanted it that way.”
UPDATE October 28, 2015: The film has been postponed due to rick of inclement weather. The new date for the screening is November 5 at 6:30PM.