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A Walk Into the Sea: Danny Williams and the Warhol Factory (2007)

Not Rated | | Documentary | 14 December 2007 (USA)
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Esther Robinson's portrait of her uncle Danny Williams -- Warhol's onetime lover, collaborator and filmmaker in his own right -- offers a exploration of the Factory era, an homage to Williams's talent, a journey of family discovery and a compelling inquiry into Williams's mysterious disappearance at age 27.

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Esther Robinson (as Esther B. Robinson)

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Esther Robinson (as Esther B. Robinson), Shannon Kennedy
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Credited cast:
Callie Angell Callie Angell ... Herself
Brigid Berlin Brigid Berlin ... Herself
John Cale ... Himself
Danny Fields Danny Fields ... Himself
Nat Finkelstein Nat Finkelstein ... Himself
Gerard Malanga Gerard Malanga ... Himself
Albert Maysles ... Himself
Paul Morrissey ... Himself
Billy Name Billy Name ... Himself (as Billy Name-Linich)
Ronald Nameth Ronald Nameth ... Himself (as Ron Nameth)
Julia Robinson Julia Robinson ... Herself (as Julia Williams Robinson)
Jeffrey Noyes Scher Jeffrey Noyes Scher ... Himself (as Jeff Scher)
Harold Stevenson Harold Stevenson ... Himself
Chuck Wein Chuck Wein ... Himself
Nadia Williams Nadia Williams ... Herself
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Esther Robinson's portrait of her uncle Danny Williams -- Warhol's onetime lover, collaborator and filmmaker in his own right -- offers a exploration of the Factory era, an homage to Williams's talent, a journey of family discovery and a compelling inquiry into Williams's mysterious disappearance at age 27.

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Fascinating Documentary about Danny Williams
28 December 2017 | by dthenapierSee all my reviews

Danny Williams was big in Velvet Underground folklore as the legendary (and brilliant) lighting technician who disappeared following the first EPI tour in the late 60's, so to see him get a proper documentary is enlightening and a wonderful thing. Warhol comes off like the typical self-important/shallow person that he likely was during the 60's during the height of his fame. Upon viewing this doc one gets the impression that some of the various Factory "denizens" - (aside from Gerard Malanga who comes off like an honest person who cared about Williams' sad fate) the majority of them never out-grew the obvious sad & pathetic 'Warhol worship'.

For what it's worth - the review on here by jm10701 reeks of a certain ignoramous who has a jealousy trip, or a bitter person who thinks they have the first clue about Warhol and what possibly could have happened to Williams. jm10701 is also apparently too stupid to realize that Williams didn't "flunk" anything, he graduated from Harvard & worked in the Factory alongside Warhol during two of Warhol's biggest $$$ years in the 60's. Two accomplishments that most people don't get to achieve in life.

The documentary also leads one has to question if Warhol's cruel treatment of Williams likely played a role in Williams' apparent suicide and/or downward spiral into drug use, and it's obvious that there's many un-answered questions and Warhol only made a sad story worse by not assisting the family at a time of need. Highly recommended.


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