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A Walk into the Sea: Danny Williams and the Warhol Factory
A Walk into the Sea Danny Williams and the Warhol Factory
Actors: Gerard Malanga, John Cale, Albert Maysles, Paul Morrissey, Brigid Berlin
Director: Esther Robinson
Genres: Musicals & Performing Arts, Documentary
NR     2008     1hr 20min

This is director Esther Robinson's riveting personal inquiry into the mysterious 1966 disappearance of Danny Williams, a promising young filmmaker, Warhol's lover, and Robinson's uncle. The film features intimate interview...  more »

     
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Actors: Gerard Malanga, John Cale, Albert Maysles, Paul Morrissey, Brigid Berlin
Director: Esther Robinson
Genres: Musicals & Performing Arts, Documentary
Sub-Genres: Documentary, Biography
Studio: Arts Alliance America
Format: DVD - Color,Full Screen
DVD Release Date: 10/28/2008
Release Year: 2008
Run Time: 1hr 20min
Screens: Color,Full Screen
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaDVD Credits: 1
Total Copies: 0
Members Wishing: 3
MPAA Rating: NR (Not Rated)
Languages: English

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FASCINATING INSIGHTFUL AND HAUNTING ALL AT THE SAME TIME
FUZZY SKULL | NORTHPORT, NEW YORK USA | 02/01/2009
(4 out of 5 stars)

"If you have an interest in things Warhol and his famous factory, you will be delighted with " A WALK INTO THE SEA " Brings to light an almost Forgotten key player in the early days of the Andy Warhol factory scene. I found myself brought right into the strange world of Warhol and his helpers ,sycophants , hangers on, what have you. I had always wondered what had happened to many of the factory staff and this fascinating documentary piece gave me the answers I was looking for.The makers rely on film stock shot during the time of the Factories glory days and other Warhol archival source material. Which with the added musical score becomes mesmerizing and haunting at times.The film becomes so much more then just a quest by a women to find out what may have happened to her uncle in the end,It brings the strange and eclectic world that was Warhol all back to life if only for a brief period of time.One of the elements I really enjoyed about this particular documentary was that it relied heavily on first hand accounts by those who were there during those Halcyon days of the Factory existence.I suggest after watching this film to go on line and check out the " WARHOL TIME LINE " to see just were all of these individuals ended up .Don't miss this one if you enjoy the odd and off beat and have an interest in the NYC art scene of the era."
An amazing look at the real Factory scene
Dream's Raven | USA | 01/30/2010
(5 out of 5 stars)

"This amazing documentary looks into the life and disappearance of Danny Williams, a member of Andy Warhol's Factory scene, filmmaker, and drug addict. One gets a rather sanitized view of the Factory from most books and movies about it, but this film showed it in all it's gritty detail, neither glorifying nor demonizing Andy Warhol, but presenting him as the troubled leader of a troubled scene, of which Danny Williams was a casuality. Esther Robinson, Williams' niece, spent a lot of time interviewing people who knew Williams and were part of the Factory scene, making this documentary amazingly personal and interesting. I found the movie clips that Williams made that were part of the bonus features to be amazing."