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Warhol + Tavel / Tavel + Warhol: THE LIFE OF JUANITA CASTRO & SCREEN TEST #2

January 30, 2020 @ 7:00 PM - 9:30 PM

Warhol + Tavel / Tavel + Warhol:
The Life of Juanita Castro (1965) & Screen Test #2 (1965)

Two collaborations between filmmaker Andy Warhol and Theatre of the Ridiculous playwright Ronald Tavel, who, for both films here, wrote the scenarios and plays the on-screen director.

In The Life of Juanita Castro (66min., 1965), Tavel coaxes performances for an adaptation of a Life magazine article by Fidel Castro’s sister titled “My Brother Is a Tyrant, and He Must Go.” With filmmaker Marie Menken as Juanita Castro.

In Screen Test #2 ( 66min., 1965), Tavel taunts drag superstar Mario Montez as they audition for the part of Esmeralda in a would-be production of The Hunchback of Notre Dame.

16mm prints courtesy of the Circulating Film Library of the Museum of Modern Art.


Free for Students and UWM Union Cinema members


Presented by the Milwaukee LGBT Film/Video Festival as a part of its roughly monthly screening series.

The Festival is hosted by the Department of Film, Video, Animation, and New Genres at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, with support from the Peck School of the Arts and the UWM Union Cinema.

Much thanks also for the ongoing support of our programming to: Milwaukee Pride; Michael Ross and D.A. Leonard; and the Cream City Foundation’s Sutton Place Fund.


January 30, 2020
7:00 PM - 9:30 PM


Milwaukee LGBT Film/Video Festival


UWM Union Cinema
2nd Level, UWM Student Union, 2200 E. Kenwood Blvd
Milwaukee, United States
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