LUPE (1965)—the last feature EdieSedgwick shot for Andy Warhol—features his most notorious superstar playing herself in an art-meets-life portrayal of Lupe Vélez, the stage and screen actress known as the “Mexican Spitfire” who died at age 36 after an overdose of Seconal and brandy. (Edie made it to age 28.)
The film—a double-screen projection—co-stars Factory regular Billy Name and will screen this week at USC.
Malcolm Le Grice—”one of the most compellingly original and radical artist-theorists in the history of the post-war moving image”—will be in Los Angeles for the next week or so.
During this rare visit Le Grice and Los Angeles Film Forum will present his work around town in a series of venues, including the world premiere of the new edit of his immersive multi-screen piece FINITO at the SpielbergTheatre.