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Poster for Andy Warhol’s Paranoia Plus Two

Andy Warhol’s Paranoia Plus Two

Midnight weekend screenings happen on Friday & Saturday nights (meaning arrive on Friday and/or Saturday night by 11:45pm for seating, the movie starts after midnight)!

Run Time: 120 min.

presented by Greg Pierce, Director of Film and Video, The Andy Warhol Museum

Paranoia, 1966

16mm film, color, sound, 66 minutes

With James Ferguson, Dicken James, Gerard Malanga, Paul Morrissey, Joan “Tiger” Morse, Nico, Ronna Page, Richard Rheem, Ingrid Superstar, Mary Woronov, unidentified others

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Vivian Kurz [ST187], 1965

16mm film, black-and-white, silent, 3 minutes

Vivian Kurz [ST188], 1965

16mm film, black-and-white, silent, 3 minutes


“We made a movie last night…It was about being paranoid in a dress shop. It’s called Paranoia.” ~ Andy Warhol

On the evening of November 8th, 1966, following the afternoon filming of The George Hamilton Story, a movie in which Warhol cast his mother Julia as an “aging peroxide movie star with a lot of husbands”, – “ We’re trying to bring back old people.” – he took his crew and a much larger cast to Kaleidoscope, fashion designer Tiger Morse’s boutique shop on Madison Avenue in New York City, to shoot his second unreleased film of the day. A nocturnal tale of downtown bulls in an uptown China shop, Paranoia is a portrait of the always captivating, always hilarious Morse as she converses with everyone in front of and behind the camera while genuinely attempting to keep the Superstars in the room from wreaking havoc on her uniquely curated curios.

Two unseen Screen Tests of actress Vivian Kurz will be shown before the feature.