Pie in the Sky - The Brigid Berlin Story
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Wonderful documentary that will leave you with a smile on your face. When everyone tries so hard to be one, she is a true eccentric.
In 1964 Brigid met rising artist Andy Warhol, who had a knack for picking up extreme personalities and using them to fuel both his ambitions and inspiration. For once, however, he gave almost as much as he took: Brigid not only developed an arts reputation in her own right, she also managed to remain friends with Warhol until his 1987 death--something that very few people, and particularly those of Warhol's 1960s circle, ever managed.
PIE IN THE SKY might best be described as a collage of Brigid Berlin then and now. Released in 2000, the film finds her living in New York, where she has considerable cache in the avant guarde arts world--and obessing about her weight, her smoking habit, her past, her present, her future--and indeed virtually everything. In fact, the word "obessing" might be the keynote in her life, which she documents as it unfolds with a degree of relentlessness that is quite astonishing.
Yesterday--be it literally yesterday or fifty years ago--is just as intense in Berlin's mind as today, and a good portion of the film is given over to her reflections on her parents, the way of life that she rejected, and the pleasure she took in horrifying the social world throughout her life. She talks about art. She demonstrates her technique, which might be generously described as body painting.Read more ›
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very rare, very expensive (custom fees) but I'm satisfied :)Published 3 months ago by Bruno Kreusch
ever seen/watch a film about a fatslob getting fifteenminutes renamed.
enounghof this rubbish from societyforcuttingupmen
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I was hoping this film would be a bit more engaging. But it isn't all that well made. Too many sit down interviews and not enough verite footage or b-roll.Published on October 28, 2013 by Robert Byrd
Campy. trashy and fun !!
This is a great film for those who appreciate bad cinema .
A must-have in my collection !
While she was a Warhol acolyte, Brigid Berlin was known as Brigid "Polk," which was a play on the word "poke. Read morePublished on June 12, 2012 by Suzinne Barrett
Pie in the Sky is the story of a high-society girl (Berlin) who mortifies her parents with her willful self-destruction. I felt so incredibly sad for them. Read morePublished on March 5, 2008 by Paul Beauparlant
I liked this movie, but felt it was overlong and dwelt too much on Berlin's present-day family problems and eating disorder. Read morePublished on July 19, 2003