Voice Choices

Underground USA

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Dir. Eric Mitchell (1980).
Complete with cameos by Jackie Curtis and Taylor Mead, Eric Mitchell’s first 16mm feature transposed Sunset Boulevard to the Warhol Factory as a vehicle for washed up superstar Edie Sedgwick (played with convincing self-absorption by Patti Astor). Mitchell appears as the hustler who installs himself in her life; the robotic courtship dance he uses to get next to her at the Mudd Club is one of the funniest choreographed bits of the ‘80s.

Sun., Oct. 4, 5 p.m., 2009