Thursday, May 21, 2009

Hustwit's Plexifilm is the Indie Criterion

NOTE: I apologize for two Hustwit related posts in a row, but this is too good.

Gary Hustwit
's new company, Plexifilm, specializes in documentary and music films. They now are in charge of the first ever release of Warhol's films on DVD. From Plexifilm:

Released in conjunction with The Andy Warhol Museum, 13 Most Beautiful...Songs for Andy Warhol's Screen Tests features 13 of Warhol's classic silent film portraits. Subjects inlcude Nico, Lou Reed, Edie Sedgwick, Dennis Hopper, and more. Shot between 1964 and 1966 at Warhol's Factory studio in New York City, the Screen Tests are presented with newly commissioned soundtracks by Dean Wareham and Britta Phillips.

Tons and tons of great stuff here.