Ric Burns on Andy Warhol Part I by Mitch E. Perry09/20/06
Tonight and tomorrow night PBS will air on the program â€œAmerican Mastersâ€?a 2 part film on Andy Warhol.
The film , called â€œAndy Warhol:A Documentary filmâ€?, 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 Oâ€™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.â€?unpack itself in a powerful wayâ€?)
Thatâ€™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. Weâ€™ll hear more from Ric Burns on tomorrow nightâ€™s broadcast.