Ric Burns on Andy Warhol Part I by Mitch E. Perry09/20/06
Tonight and tomorrow night PBS will air on the program Ã¢â‚¬Å“American MastersÃ¢â‚¬?a 2 part film on Andy Warhol.
The film , called Ã¢â‚¬Å“Andy Warhol:A Documentary filmÃ¢â‚¬?, runs 2 hours on both nights, and is directed by Ric Burns. Burns has had previous success with his biographical documentaries about the playwright Eugene OÃ¢â‚¬â„¢Neill and the photographer Ansel Adams.
In the first of a 2 part interview, WMNF spoke with Ric Burns earlier this week. We asked him if part of what he attempted to do in the film is to make Warhol a less complex figure than what is known about his public persona ?(roll tape#1 o.q.Ã¢â‚¬?unpack itself in a powerful wayÃ¢â‚¬?)
ThatÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s filmmaker Ric Burns. The first part of his documentary on pop artist Andy Warhol airs tonight on PBS. That will be locally on WEDU , beginning at 9PM. WeÃ¢â‚¬â„¢ll hear more from Ric Burns on tomorrow nightÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s broadcast.