Lacking a formal narrative, Warhol's art house classic follows various residents of the Chelsea Hotel in 1966 New York City, presented in a split screen with a single audio track in conjunction with one side of screen.
Originally a twenty five hour film made up of shorter film segments. It consists of 83 reels each lasting approximately 33 minutes. A short story odyssey of film designed to be shown with two projectors playing simultaneously.
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Not particularly interesting, "Space" is 66 minutes, 2 reels, black and white. The first reel starts off in the guise of a standard narrative film, with a Warhol lackey spouting off the credits (it includes a "written by" credit) but the actors abandon the script immediately. Edie Sedgwick is most memorable in this film, mainly because Warhol, as in many of his other films, fetishizes Edie. By the second reel, the film has deteriorated into a sing-a-long. Admittedly, I dozed off for about 20 minutes during the second reel.
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