Imitation of Christ

Imitation of Christ

A beautiful misfit grievously damaged by drugs (Patrick Tilden-Close) is the central figure of Andy Warhol’s Imitation of Christ. The young man’s parents (Brigid Polk and Ondine) shoot amphetamines in bed while arguing about their son, who constantly talks to himself yet makes little sense, and whose girlfriend (Andrea Feldman) is something of a problem child herself. During moments of calm, the family maid (Nico) reads aloud from the young man’s favorite book, De imitatione Christi by Thomas à Kempis. (1967, Dir. A. Warhol, 16 mm, 105 min.)

In conjunction with Houseguest: William E. Jones.


Location: Billy Wilder Theater
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