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Free to Love: Cinema of the Sexual Revolution

I, a Man

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Saturday 1/25
7:00 pm
Ibrahim Theater
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$7 Students & Seniors
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dir. Andy Warhol, US, 1967, 16mm, 97 min.

This program contains adult content

After the success of My Hustler, New York’s Hudson Theater requested Andy Warhol make another feature film to capitalize on the emerging “sexploitation” market. Inspired by the popular Swedish importI, a Woman, released in the U.S. the previous year, I, a Man follows the main character in a series of encounters with women that never quite add up to sexual intercourse. The film stars Tom Baker, Nico, Ultra Violet and Valerie Solanas, who agreed to appear in the film after offering Warhol the script for her film Up You Ass, which Warhol later claimed he had lost. Jim Morrison had originally agreed to play the lead character but after The Doors’ management discouraged it he suggested Baker. Unlike Warhol’s earlier “durational” films, I, a Man was heavily edited and includes a considerable amount of the strobe cutting technique which he used in many other films from this period. 

Preceded by:
Mario Banana no. 2
dir. Andy Warhol, US, 1964, 16mm, b/w, 3 min.


Free to Love: The Cinema of the Sexual Revolution has 
been supported by The Pew Center for Arts & Heritage