New Restoration: Songs for Drella
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New Restoration: Songs for Drella

Lou Reed and John Cale perform their entire titular album, a song cycle dedicated to Andy Warhol, live on stage in Brooklyn. Cinematographer Ed Lachman (a frequent collaborator of Todd Haynes) filmed this performance in its entirety without an audience, allowing him to capture the artists from multiple camera angles with disarming closeness and inviting audiences into their intimate world. US, 1990/2021, 16mm transferred to 4K DCP, 55 min.

Students watch for free on Friday!

Ed Lachman is an Academy Award–nominated cinematographer and director mostly associated with the American independent film movement. He has collaborated as director of photography on films by Todd Haynes (Far From Heaven, I’m Not There, Carol, Wonderstruck, and The Velvet Underground) as well as films by David Byrne, Sofia Coppola, Mira Nair, and Steven Soderbergh. Lachman recently discovered and restored the original negatives for Songs for Drella, which screened at the 2021 Telluride and New York Film Festivals.

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