60th Anniversary Benefit Screening of Andy Warhol's "Sleep"
Across two nights (December 1st and 2nd, 2023, at 7pm), the Film-Makers' Cooperative will host a benefit screening of Andy Warhol's first major film, SLEEP (1963), inside The Bunker (222 Bowery), the long-term home of its star, John Giorno.
TICKETING FOR THIS EVENT WILL BE TIERED, WITH EACH TIER RECIEVING ITS OWN PERKS. MORE INFORMATION BELOW.
Sleep, a monumental work of experimental cinema, will be shown on the occasion of its 60th anniversary as it often was in the early 1960s (and has rarely been so since) with a pop music soundtrack. We encourage the audience to interact, dance, converse, and absorb the film in the environment of its making. This is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to see and engage with one of the great achievements of experimental film in a truly unique environment.
In addition to being Giorno's home, The Bunker was also home to the beat icon William Burroughs, who christened the space and whose bedroom remains preserved there. Over the years the historic 222 Bowery housed the studios of Fernand Leger, James Brooks, Mark Rothko, Regina Bogat, Wynn Chamberlain, Brion Gysin, Michael Goldberg, and Lynn Umlauf. Lynda Benglis maintains a studio in the building today. Please join us to support the Coop on either December 1st or 2nd, at 7pm, for an unforgettable night.
**Refreshments will be provided by Brooklyn Brewery. Ghia, Liquid Death, and Lalo Tequila. ONE FREE DRINK PER TICKET!**
EARLY BIRD TICKETS will be available until NOVEMBER 17th, 2023, at a limited quantity. STANDARD LEVEL TICKETS are currently available as well.
SUPPORTER LEVEL TICKETS are now available. Supporters will receive a special gift bag containing a selection of DVDs, a Film-Makers' Coop cap, and a tote bag.
BENEFACTOR LEVEL TICKETS are now available. Benefactors will receive a special gift bag containing a selection of DVDs, a Film-Makers' Coop cap, and a tote bag, as well as free entry to ALL Film-Makers' Coop screenings for the year.
PATRON'S CIRCLE LEVEL TICKETS are now available. Patrons will receive a special gift bag containing a selection of DVDs, a Film-Makers' Coop cap, and a tote bag; free entry to ALL Film-Makers' Coop screenings for the year; and the chance for two people to regularly visit the Film-Makers' Cooperative for private screenings of new prints, projects, and films of their choosing throughout 2024.