I Shot Andy Warhol


1h 43m 1996

Brief Synopsis

A portrait of Valerie Solanas--the woman who gunned down Andy Warhol and almost killed him. The film is also a paean to Warhol--the true king of pop--and the world which he created around him in the late 1960s. Using the disturbed, but frequently brilliant, visionary-feminist Solanas as her focal po

Film Details

MPAA Rating
Release Date
1996
Distribution Company
Orion Pictures
Location
New York City, New York, USA

Technical Specs

Duration
1h 43m

Synopsis

A portrait of Valerie Solanas--the woman who gunned down Andy Warhol and almost killed him. The film is also a paean to Warhol--the true king of pop--and the world which he created around him in the late 1960s. Using the disturbed, but frequently brilliant, visionary-feminist Solanas as her focal point (Solanas was the founder and sole member of SCUM, the Society for Cutting Up Men), filmmaker Mary Harron paints a vividly realistic picture of the subculture that surrounded Warhol and his infamous studio, the Factory. Despite her desperate circumstances, there's a feisty vibrancy to Solanas. She's a game, dead-end kid who bristles with the kind of knowing toughness that can turn a pervert's solicitation into an opportunity. And when standard panhandling lines fail her, she offers her services as a scintillating conversationalist--for pay. Even when she subsequently spirals into a world dominated by paranoid delusions, her intelligence and wit shine through.

Crew

Annie Ballard

Property Master

Axel Baumann

Camera Assistant

Daniel Beaman

Key Grip

Rob Benevides

Makeup

Stuart Berkowitz

Art Department

Stephanie Berry

Other

Carl Berzweig

Assistant

Mark Blum

Special Thanks To

Victor Bockris

Special Thanks To

Harry Peck Bolles

Sound Editor

Martin Brass

Other

Timothy W Brennan

Other

John P Bruce

Other

John J Buckman

Driver

John Cale

Original Score

Brid Cannon

Other

Fredrix Canvas

Special Thanks To

Pat Catterson

Consultant

Judy Chin

Makeup Artist

Andy Clark

Assistant Location Manager

Jeffrey Clifford

Product Placement

Graham Connolly

Other

Therese Deprez

Production Designer

Patrick Derivaz

Rerecording Assistant

Mark Desimone

Foley Mixer

Jane Dipersio

Hair

Matt Donner

Rerecording Assistant

Jewel Donohue

Production Assistant

David Duggal

Special Thanks To

Marjorie Durand

Hair

Linzy Emery

Assistant

Karen E. Etcoff

Extras Agent/Coordinator

Grady Feldgus

Other

Jim Ferris

Grip

Harriet Fidlow

Adr Editor

Russell Fine

Photography

James Flatto

Music Editor

Dan Flavin

Special Thanks To

Bill Foley

Photography

Joe Foley

Best Boy Grip

Ken Fox

Other

Matthew T Gannon

Other

William K. Gaskins

Transportation Captain

Deborah L Gelfand

Other

Joyce George

Photography

Jeanne L Gilliland

Boom Operator

Nan Goldin

Photography

Dina Goldman

Assistant Set Decorator

Michael J Govan

Special Thanks To

David Graham

Location Scout

Tanya Greenblatt

Art Department

Harlan Gruber

Carpenter

John Hanhardt

Special Thanks To

Mary Harron

Screenplay

Dan Haughey

Special Thanks To

Lynn Holst

Other

Sarah Hopkins

Other

Julie Hymen

Other

Angela Johnson

Hair

Jon Mark Johnson

Other

Dain Kalas

Costumes

Tom Kalin

Producer

Ron Kalish

Foley Artist

Christopher M Kanuck

Other

J Magen Kauffman

Art Department

Joan Kauffman

Assistant Costume Designer

Stephen Kazmierski

Camera Operator

Bob Kelly

Other

Ashley Kimmett

Other

Billy Kluver

Special Thanks To

Pamela Koffler

Post-Production Supervisor

Eva M. Kolodner

Production Coordinator

Nancy Kolomitz

Production Assistant

Sariye Kozan

Hair

Victoria Krasnakevich

On-Set Dresser

Kenneth M Kroll

Production Accountant

May Kuckro

Assistant Editor

Ronnie Kupferwasser

Other

Ellen Kuras

Director Of Photography

Robert Larrea

Sound Mixer

Sarah Lavery

Assistant Property Master

Lindsay Law

Other

Lindsay Law

Executive Producer

Jeffrey Lazar

Assistant Director

Diane Lederman

Set Decorator

Kevin Lee

Sound Editor

John J Leonard

Assistant

Molly Lewis

Craft Service

Genevieve Lohman

Location Assistant

Julio Lopez

Carpenter

Barbara Ludlum

Other

Christopher Makos

Photography

Jennifer Mcnamara

Casting Associate

Daniel Minahan

Screenplay

Hallie N Mohel

Wardrobe

Susanna Indiana Montana

Assistant Camera Operator

Jeffrey Monte

Carpenter

Nicole Monte

Assistant Editor

Andrew Montlack

Other

Heather Mosher

Art Department

John Nadeau

Gaffer

Billy Name

Advisor

Jeremiah Newton

Writer

Jeremiah Newton

Editor

Jeremiah Newton

Screenplay

Jeremiah Newton

Writer (Dialogue)

Jill Nichols

Other

David Novack

Adr Mixer

David Novack

Rerecording

Eithne O'brien

Location Assistant

John W Oglevee

Art Assistant

Toshiaki Ozaka

Photography

Toshiaki Ozawa

Best Boy Grip

Linda Perkins

Production Assistant

Susan Perlman

Production Assistant

Simone Perusse

Best Boy

Kate M. Phelan

Other

Sarra-jane Piat-kelly

Other

Gideon Ponte

Other

Gideon Ponte

Researcher

Regina Porter

Other

Randall Poster

Music Supervisor

Barbara Presar

Wardrobe

Claudia Ramsumair

Other

Keith Reamer

Editor

David Carl Robinson

Costume Designer

Marisabel Roman

Hair

Antonio Rossi

Other

Katie Roumel

Assistant Production Coordinator

Jim Schaeufele

Special Thanks To

Leonard Schiller

Consultant

Sandra Schulberg

Other

Elizabeth Skoglund

Wardrobe

Christopher L Smith

Photography

Dave Soldier

Music Arranger

Laura Renee Solin

Costumes

Jody Solomon

Assistant Director

Edward St. George

Hairdresser

Merril Stern

Associate Editor

Tony V Stevens

Consultant

Marlene Stoller

Other

J Michael Stremel

Other

Susan Strine

Accounting Assistant

Richard Suffern

Other

Tim Sweet

Carpenter

Patricia Sztaba

Negative Cutting

Stan Sztaba

Negative Cutting

Kenji Tanaka

Camera Assistant

John Tanzer

Other

Ken Tanzer

Grip

Roberta Lynn Tross

Other

John Tyson

Assistant Director

Christine Vachon

Producer

Christine Vachon

Screenplay

Wendy Van Dyke

Wardrobe Supervisor

Gayle Vangrofsky

Location Assistant

Rene Veilleux

Production Assistant

Joe Violante

Dailies

Sheila G. Waldron

Script Supervisor

Anthony Wall

Executive Producer

Thomas Weissler

Driver

Thomas J Whelan

Location Manager

John Wyner

Special Thanks To

Vanessa Young

Props

Film Details

MPAA Rating
Release Date
1996
Distribution Company
Orion Pictures
Location
New York City, New York, USA

Technical Specs

Duration
1h 43m

Quotes

Trivia

Miscellaneous Notes

Expanded Release in United States June 14, 1996

Expanded Release in United States May 24, 1996

Expanded Release in United States May 31, 1996

Released in United States 1996

Released in United States 1997

Released in United States January 1996

Released in United States May 17, 1996

Released in United States May 1996

Released in United States on Video October 8, 1996

Released in United States Spring May 1, 1996

Shown at American Film Market (AFM) in Los Angeles February 29 - March 8, 1996.

Shown at Boston International Festival of Women's Cinema (Opening Night) April 26 - May 5, 1996.

Shown at Cannes Film Festival (Opening Night/Un Certain Regard) May 9-20, 1996.

Shown at New Directors/New Films in New York City March 22 - April 7, 1996.

Shown at Rotterdam International Film Festival January 29 - February 7, 1997.

Shown at Sundance Film Festival (in competition) in Park City, Utah January 18-28, 1996.

Feature directorial debut for Mary Harron, a documentarian and former theater and rock-music critic.

For her performance as Valerie Solanas, actress Lili Taylor received a "special recognition" jury award at the 1996 Sundance Film Festival.

Began shooting April 10, 1995.

Completed shooting May 26, 1995.

Released in United States 1996 (Shown at American Film Market (AFM) in Los Angeles February 29 - March 8, 1996.)

Released in United States 1996 (Shown at Boston International Festival of Women's Cinema (Opening Night) April 26 - May 5, 1996.)

Released in United States 1996 (Shown at New Directors/New Films in New York City March 22 - April 7, 1996.)

Released in United States 1997 (Shown at Rotterdam International Film Festival January 29 - February 7, 1997.)

Released in United States January 1996 (Shown at Sundance Film Festival (in competition) in Park City, Utah January 18-28, 1996.)

Released in United States May 1996 (Shown at Cannes Film Festival (Opening Night/Un Certain Regard) May 9-20, 1996.)

Released in United States Spring May 1, 1996

Released in United States May 17, 1996 (Atlanta, Boston, Chicago, Dallas, Detroit, Houston, Los Angeles, Miami, Minneapolis, Orange County, Philadelphia, San Diego, San Francisco and Washington, D.C.)

Expanded Release in United States June 14, 1996

Expanded Release in United States May 31, 1996

Expanded Release in United States May 24, 1996

Released in United States on Video October 8, 1996