Critic’s Pick: Catch some z’s at late showing of Warhol’s ‘Sleep’


For those who like to plan a bit in advance, and like something decidedly unconventional, you could do no better than a midnight to 6 a.m. event screening of Andy Warhol’s celebrated five-hours-plus “Sleep” scheduled to start on the night of Nov. 16 and run through early the next morning.

This rare look at what Andy Warhol saw in 1963 when he filmed John Giorno sleeping is co-sponsored by Los Angeles’ Filmforum and the Human Resources gallery in Chinatown. It is being billed as “A Warhol SLEEPover” and sounds as much like a happening as a film presentation.

While the gallery will provide chairs and serve coffee, tea and snacks, moviegoers are encouraged to bring blankets, beanbag chairs and the like to help them get comfortable in “a more open and communal space.”


Doors will open at 11:59 p.m. Saturday, the screening will begin at 1 a.m. Nov. 17. Human Resources is at 410 Cottage Home St., near Broadway in Chinatown. Tickets are $10, available on the Filmforum website or at the door if it doesn’t sell out in advance.


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