CLIP 1: The first clip is a work sample of the feature film MARY WORONOV CULT QUEEN; FROM WARHOL TO CORMAN in progress. It includes highlights Woronov’s Work with Andy Warhol, Jack Smith and The Play- House of the Ridiculous and how these experiences shaped her roles in Corman fan favorites like Rock n Roll High School and Death Race 2000. She examines what Andy Warhol and Roger Corman have in common, and how it was to participate in ground breaking yet ephemeral movements. She compares her work in the “bad movies” to her work with Play-House of the Ridiculous and draws parallels between showing how how contemporary art and the B-movie are connected in our culture. Woronov moves in and out of these realms, cherishing the freedom of both. The same is not true of her time in Hollywood or her Marriages. A point that she begins to share her in the work sample. This segment includes interviews with other factory superstars Brigid Berlin, Gerrard Malanga, Danny Fields, Billy Name, Bibbe Hanson.
CLIP 2: A Rough cut of the scene called "PLAY HOUSE OF THE RIDICULOUS" 10 min long features: Danny De Vito, director John Vaccaro + Playwright Robert Patrick. They discuss the plays of the movement called "Play- House of the Ridiculous" and its impact on our culture.
CLIP 3: A rough cut of the scene called "CORMAN" 11min long - features Producer Director Roger Corman, directors Joe Dante + Alan Arkush, Costume Designer Jane Ruhm, and actor Loren Lester discuss the "Corman Film school " years of the mid 1970's. They discuss the films DEATH RACE 2000 HOLLYWOOD BLVD and ROCK N ROLL HIGH SCHOOL.
CLIP 4: A rough cut of the scene called "Movies and Marriage" 10 min long - features Mary discussing her marriage to director Ted Gershunny and the films KEMEK, SLIENT NIGHT BLOODY NIGHT, SUGAR COOKIES and Oliver Stone's first Feature Film SEIZURE.
CLIP 5: A rough Cut of the scene "Bad Movies" . This scene features mary reminiscing on the many bad movies she starred in and deplorable working conditions. Films + TV appearances include clips from CHARLIE'S ANGEL'S, HALFWAY HOUSE, HELLHOLE, THE MUSNTERS SCARY CHRISTMAS, AND ROCK N ROLL HIGH SCHOOL FOREVER.
Not shown in the work sample are interviews with John Waters, Barbara Steele, Robert Beltran and more.
Also not included are the various formats we have shot with including
the Red Scarlet, and Super 8.
The film "Kitchenette" screens At the Standard Hotel in West Hollywood, California. A film by Francesca Di Amico + Claudia Unger is Produced by Minx Films. Presented by Artillery Magazine + The Standard Hotel West Hollywood.
Actress Mary Woronov describes "Play-House of the Ridiculous" also known as "Theater of the Ridiculous" and her involvement in the movement founded by Ronald Tavel, John Vaccaro, and Chalres Ludlam and Jack Smith.
Mary Woronov, was in the original production of "Kitchenette" in 1967. The piece was revived to honor the work of playwright Ronald Tavel (1936 – 2009). Regarded as American theater’s most experimental playwright and the founder of the legendary movement, “Theater of the Ridiculous”. Kitchenette is characteristic of Tavel’s use of double entendre, playful, sexual and anarchic language.
Prod. Co. MinxFilms
Director: Francesca Di Amico
Production Date: ongoing
MARY WORONOV FROM WARHOL TO CORMAN...PART 6
EXCERPT FROM THE UPCOMING FEATURE FILM - WORK SAMPLE
The film focuses on Woronov’s work with Andy Warhol, Jack Smith the Play-House of the Ridiculous and the effect it had on her later roles in the Roger Corman’s Cult Classic movies. Our point of view of the film is to show the impact of a rebel artist, as engaging as James Dean, and as electric as Iggy Pop, for which there is no female equivalent. By telling her story, the story of five decades of subculture from New York to California is uncovered, and as a result the film shows how uniquely, in our country, the Art film, and the B-Movie are inextricably bound. We employ never before seen footage to help contextualize Mary’s past in an effort to evoke the spirit of the 1960 ‘s Soho art scene, the 1980’s Hollywood punk scene, and depict the spontaneity, comradeship and discovery of the people of who were there. Likewise a young generation of filmakers, magazine editors, and artists tell how their careers and points of view been influenced by the B Movie Cult figure. Our film is unique in that the subject of the film is a beloved Cult Queen, but beyond the subversive rebellious surface of the film, lies a universal theme that a deep and rewarding life experience lies not in the conventions society casts upon us, but in embracing the call to adventure inspired by ones own impulse and imagination.
The film includes interviews with, Danny DeVito, Brigid (Polk) Berlin, John Waters, Buck Henry, Jacqueline Bisset, Roger Corman, JohnVaccaro, Ge- rard Malanga, Jocelin Donahue, Billy Name, Bibbe Hansen and never be- fore seen archival footage.