A Walk into the Sea: Danny Williams and the Warhol Factory
February 6, 2014
A documentary about the mysterious 1966 disappearance of Danny Williams and was produced by his niece Esther Robinson. Virtually an unknown fact today, Danny Williams was Andy Warhol’s lover and a promising young filmmaker at the time. The film includes 20 never-before-seen film shorts Williams made during his time at the Factory and what may be the earliest known footage of the Velvet Underground. In the film, Robinson interviews surviving Factory members and quietly dismantles the Warhol myth-making machine, allowing a deeper examination of the human fragility on which Warhol’s empire was built.
“Fascinating!” New York Times
“Engrossing…Fascinating stuff” New York Magazine
“A marvelous oral history of a time and place rarely explored with such unromantic honesty, the haunting thing…is that it gently exposes the ultimately fatal psychic wounds that Danny Williams received at the Factory and those he brought with him.” The New York Sun
“Riveting…Woven throughout the narrative is remarkable footage from 20 of Williams’ recently discovered films, revealing a luminous and visionary talent whose life ended far too young.” New York Blade
Film Website: www.awalkintothesea.com