Andy Warhol: A Documentary Film screens tonight and tomorrow night on PBS. The four-hour documentary cost nearly $4 million to make and filmmaker Ric Burns is still looking to raise the money ($225,000) he needs to finish paying for it, according to the NYT.
The film is a sweeping look at Warhol’s life and art that was apparently quite difficult to get made. Said producer Daniel Wolf: “The difficulty raising money was a confirmation of why we needed to make this film. He was branded this gay, weird, partygoing genius and not the great artist he should have been known as.”
Here’s another review of the film from the Seattle Times.
You can watch a short preview at the PBS website.