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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: 66 min. Release Year: 1965

We are thrilled to once again host The Andy Warhol Museum’s Director of Film and Video Greg Pierce at Row House Cinema for the Pittsburgh debut of the newly restored 1965 Warhol film Drink / “Drunk”.

Drink / “Drunk”, 1965

With Emile de Antonio.

Unseen for more than 50 years and making its Pittsburgh debut in a new digital restoration, Drink is every bit as fascinating as legendary accounts have suggested. In January 1965, over drinks at the Russian Tea Room, the documentary filmmaker Emile de Antonio (Point of Order,In the Year of the Pig) warily agreed to collaborate with Warhol on a movie. Believing their politics and art to be absurdly different, De Antonio instead gamely proposed to drink an entire quart of J&B scotch in 20 minutes under the unflinching, voyeuristic gaze of Warhol’s camera. Their Factory session, recorded in this film, instead lasted 66 minutes, its grand finale depicting a reckless and grandiose De Antonio writhing on the floor, clawing the walls, and speaking in tongues. Warhol would later recall in Popism that “Rotten Rita, who was hanging around, said, ‘Marine Corps sergeants keel over dead from that. Your liver can’t take it.’ But De didn’t die, and I called the movie Drink so it could be a trilogy with my Eat and Sleep.”

Photo Credit:

Andy Warhol

Drink / “Drunk”, 1965

16mm film, black-and-white, sound, 66 minutes

© The Andy Warhol Museum, Pittsburgh, PA, a museum of Carnegie Institute. All rights reserved.