Kiss (1963 film)

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Directed byAndy Warhol
Produced byAndy Warhol
StarringNaomi Levine
Gerard Malanga
Rufus Collins
Johnny Dodd
Mark Lancaster
Ed Sanders
Fred Herko
Baby Jane Holzer
Andy Warhol Films
Distributed byThe Factory
Release date
  • 1963 (1963)
Running time
50 minutes
CountryUnited States
Languagesilent film

Kiss is a 1963 silent American experimental film directed by Andy Warhol, which runs 50 minutes and features various couples – man and woman, woman and woman, man and man – kissing for 3½ minutes each. The film features Naomi Levine, Barbara Rubin, Gerard Malanga, Rufus Collins, Johnny Dodd, Ed Sanders, Mark Lancaster, Fred Herko, Baby Jane Holzer, Robert Indiana, Andrew Meyer, John Palmer, Pierre Restany, Harold Stevenson, Philip van Rensselaer, Charlotte Gilbertson, Marisol, Steven Holden, and unidentified others.

In 1964, La Monte Young provided a loud minimalist drone soundtrack to Kiss when shown as small TV-sized projections at the entrance lobby to the third New York Film Festival held at Lincoln Center.[1]

Kiss was followed by Eat (1963), Sleep (1964), Blow Job (1963) and Blue Movie (1969).

This was one of the first films Warhol made at The Factory in New York City.

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  1. ^ Blake Gopnik, Warhol:  A Life as Art London: Allen Lane. March 5, 2020. ISBN 978-0-241-00338-1 p. 415

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