Spencer Museum of Art The University of Kansas


  • Hawk Week Film: I Shot Andy Warhol
  • Film
  • 8/20/2009
  • 19:00-21:00
  • Spencer Museum of Art
  • Host: Student Advisory Board
Event Description
In 1968, radical feminist Valerie Solanas (Lili Taylor) shot pop-art icon Andy Warhol (Jared Harris) when he ignored the screenplay she wrote. This film traces Solanas's life up to that moment, from childhood abuse to college prostitution to writing the male-bashing "SCUM Manifesto." Taylor won a Special Recognition Award at the Sundance Film Festival for her portrayal of a deranged woman seeking recognition. Part of KU’s Hawk Week. Presented as part of KU’s Hawk Week activities. Shown in conjunction with Big Shots: Andy Warhol, Celebrity Culture, and the 1980s