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[Walker, Alice] Alice Walker: A Conversation with Alice Walker (In Black & White)

Alice Walker discusses her life, contemporary America, the "womanist" perspective, and reads from her poetry. 30 min.
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[Walker, Alice] Alice Walker: A Portrait in the First Person.

Interview with the author. Walker discusses issues including family violence and the position of black women in America. 30 min.

[Walker, Alice] Alice Walker: Possessing the Secret of Joy.

Alice Walker talks about her novel "Possessing the Secret of Joy" which addresses issues of female genital mutilation, and social protest in Africa and America. Archival footage, dramatized scenes from the book and additional interviews with Gloria Steinem and Barbara Christian and others shed light on Alice Walker's career and issues of womanhood worldwide. Originally produced by SBS, Australia and broadcast on the program Masterpiece on 5/31/93. Dist.: Films Media Group. 53 min.

[Walker, Alice] Visions of the Spirit: A Portrait of Alice Walker.

This documentary chronicles the life and work of Pulitzer prize winning author, Alice Walker.
Full-text review from: ABC-CLIO Video Rating Guide for Libraries

[Wallace, George] George Wallace: Settin' the Woods on Fire.

Four times governor of Alabama, four times a candidate for president, George Wallace was a fierce defender of Southern pride. This film through extensive archive footage and interviews presents the life of a man central to the civil rights years in the South, a lightening rod for controversy, a liberal judge who betrayed his principles for power, a politician who harnessed the anger lurking beneath American society to create a lasting conservative movement and a man ultimately reborn through suffering. 2000. 269 min.
Awards American Library Association Video Round Table: Notable Videos for Adults

[Warhol, Andy] Absolut Warhola

This documentary explores Andy Warhol's Eastern European roots by travelling to Mikova, Slovakia, where his parents grew up, and interviewing members of his extended family: two cousins, two aunts, and a great-niece. Also interviewed are a Ruthenian Andy Warhol impersonator, and Dr. Michal Bycko, curator of the Andy Warhol museum in Medzilaborce, Slovakia, who discusses the museum's mission and shows some of its rarer pieces. Directed and written by Stanislaw Mucha. c2001. 80 min.

[Warhol, Andy] Andy Warhol (Portrait of an Artist)

This first major profile of Andy Warhol's life and work since his death in February 1987 examines a career that spanned painting, film, publishing, rock music and television. Warhol is seen performing for the media in interviews ranging over years, as well as in previously unseen footage shot in London shortly before his death. 60 min.

[Warhol, Andy] Andy Warhol's "Factory People": Inside the 60s Silver Factory

A documentary look inside Andy Warhol's Silver Factory in New York during the 1960s, concentrating on the personalities involved at the time and at some of Warhol's artwork created there. Includes interviews with many of the regulars, including extensive segments with Ultra Violet, Taylor Mead, Mary Woronov, Billy Name, Gerard Malanga, and others. A film by Catherine O'Sullivan Shorr. 2008. 100 min.

[Warhol, Andy] Andy Warhol: A Documentary Film

Andy Warhol and his entourage redefined painting, sculpture, film, music and celebrity at his Factory workspace-playroom. Through on-camera interviews and still and motion picture footage this extensive documentary expores the entire length of Andy Warhol's career in art from the 1940's until his death in 1987. Directed by Ric Burns. Dist.: PBS. 2006. 240 min. Online Access through LFLFC
Reviews and articles:
Ebony, David. "From "Raggedy Andy" to "Drella"--Warhol for TV.(FRONT PAGE)(Television program review)." Art in America 94.10 (Nov 2006): 41(2). Full-text of this article / review is available:Berkeley users only
Williams, Gilda. "Andy Warhol." Art Monthly no. 302 (December 2006/January 2007) p. 47Full-text of this article / review is available:Berkeley users only

[Warhol, Andy] Andy Warhol: The Complete Picture

The definitive look at the life and creative world of the revolutionary Andy Warhol who influenced 20th century culture in everything from painting to film to music. Director Chris Rodley. 103 min.

[Warhol, Andy] End of the Art World.

Alexis Krasilovsky presents a catalogue of interviews with modern artists in which the shooting style as well as the aural material's format rehearses the personal style, the aesthetics, and the assumption of each artist about the nature of his art. With a blend of sounds and images, examines the work of Jo Baer, Robert Rauschenberg, Andy Warhol, Jasper Johns, Michael Snow and Roy Lichtenstein. 1971. 35 min.

[Warhol, Andy] Painters Painting.

Illustrates and examines the work and ideas of modern abstract expressionist painters, including Willem de Kooning, Robert Rauschenberg, Andy Warhol, Jasper Johns, Robert Motherwell, Helen Frankenthaler, Barnett Newman, Kenneth Noland, Hans Hoffman, Larry Poons, Jules Olitski, Philip Pavia and Frank Stella. Produced and directed by Emile de Antonio. c1989. 116 min.

[Warhol, Andy] Scenes From the Life of Andy Warhol: Friendships and Intersections

A film by Jonas Mekas. In this 1990 film Jonas Mekas chronicles not only the great pop artist, Andy Warhol, but also the social and cultural excitement that swirled around him, throbbing to a hypnotic Velvet Underground beat. This is a candid, relaxed film diary including his friends Barbara Rubin, Tuli Kupferberg, Allen Ginsberg, Peter Olovksy, Ed Sanders, Gerard Malanga, Storm De Hirsch and George Maciunas. 1997. 58 min.

[Warhol, Andy] Superstar

This stylish and definitive documentary about painter Andy Warhol traces his life from Pittsburgh schoolboy to pop art legend, from advertising illustrator to chronicler of the haut monde of New York City. The film includes behind-the-scenes looks at "Factory" life and several enigmatic interviews given by Warhol over the years, a dazzling array of images from his art and films and commentary by contemporaries and friends. 2000. 87 min.

[Warhol, Andy] The Factory People: Interview Archive

The Factory People Interview Archive is 24+ hours of raw, unedited, uncensored interview material and related filmed content collected for the three-part series: Andy Warhol's Factory People. The interviews took place in New York, Paris, London and Los Angeles from 2006-2009. The material presents an oral-visual recollection by the subjects of the times they passed with Warhol in the Silver Factory Era, from its inception in 1964 to its final demise in 1968 with the Valerie Solanis shooting of Warhol, and its aftermath.
Contents 1. Billy Name interview (1:48:50) -- 2. Gerard Malanga interview (1:05:40), Gerard Malanga poetry reading (15:13), Danny Fields interview (17:01) -- 3. Billy Name hotel interview (1:09:39), Billy "Photo Movie" (24:11), selected original music from the series -- 4. Victor Bockris interview (1:01:12), Vincent Fremont interview (44:25), 'Andy, Superartist' (20:21) -- 5. Ultra Violet interview (45:43), Bibbe Hansen interview (49:30), Ivy Nicholson interview (23:25) -- 6. Mary Woronov interview (1:29:40), Geraldine Smith interview (29:56) -- 7. Taylor Mead interview (30:34), Taylor Mead Show (25:26) -- 8. Louis Waldon interview (1:29:38), 'Andy makes a movie' (22:19) -- 9. Alan Midgette interview (1:20:30), David Croland interview (39:37) -- 10. Nat Finkelstein interview (1:01:09), Lee Black Childers interview (51:29) -- 11. Robert Heide interview (1:57:39) -- 12. Jonas Mekas interview (57:18), Jonas Mekas Archive (10:11), Anton Perich interview (39:58), 'Max's Kansas City' (09:36). 2011. 1440 min.

[Warhol, Andy] Visions of Warhol

Award presentation to Andy Warhol, 1963 / Jonas Mekas -- Andy Warhol's silver flotations, 1964 / Willard Maas -- Anthropological sketches : friendships and intersections : scenes from the life of Andy Warhol, 1963-90 / Jonas Mekas -- Andy Warhol, 1965 / Marie Menken -- Andy Warhol's exploding plastic inevitable, 1967 / Ronald Nameth. Scenes from the life of Andy Warhol, as seen by four pioneer avant-garde film-makers and close friends of the Pop-artist. Dist.: Electronic Arts Intermix. 82 min.

[Washington, Booker T.] Booker T. Washington.

The life of Booker T. Washington, the most influential Black educational and political leader of the late 19th and early 20th Century. Talks about his stewardship of Tuskegee Institute in Alabama. 30 min.

[Washington, Nuh] Call me Nuh & The Last Statement of Nuh Washington

Nuh was a committed member of the Black Panther Party and later, worked with the Black Liberation Army. In the 1970's Nuh was captured along with other Black Panther Party members and later charged and convicted of murder. Evidence has subsequently surfaced suggesting he was unjustly convincted. In this interview Nuh talks about his politics and spirit. Based on an interview in 1988 by Fiona Boneham and Paper Tiger TV. The last statement of Nuh Washington recorded on March 21, 2000. an Francisco, CA: Freedom Archives, [2000]. 20 min.© noticeView this video online
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[Webb, Mona Boulware] The Gods of Beauty: A Portrait of the Visionary Artist Mona Boulware Webb

African American "outsider" artist and mystic, Mona Boulware Webb, discusses her life and work. Her house in Madison, Wisconsin has been transformed into a total art environment, where she has trained a large and increasingly influential group of younger artists to look inside themselves for courage and outside to nature for inspiration. 1995. 30 min.

[Weems, Marianne] Architecture in Performance

This lecture is presented by Marianne Weems, film director and founder of The Builders Association in Brooklyn, a performance and media ensemble which produces multidisciplinary performances that combine new media with the performing arts. The approach of The Builders Association lies at the crossroads of visual arts, architecture and performance. This event took place at the University of California, Berkeley on December 5, 2007. 65 min.