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Category: Edition 1974

The movie follows Joe (Dallesandro), a heroin addict, throughout his quest to score more drugs. The episodic plot occurs over a single day and centers around Joe's problematic relationship with his on-off, sexually frustrated girlfriend (Woodlawn). During the course of the day, Joe overdoses in front of an upper-class couple, attempts to fool welfare into approving his methadone treatment by having Holly fake a pregnancy, and frustrates the women in his life with his drug-induced impotence.

Original Title TRASH
Category Out of competition
Section Selection
Tipology Feature Film
Duration 108'
Production Year 1970
Nationality USA
Directed by Paul Morrissey
Story Paul Morrissey
Screenplay Paul Morrissey
Director of photography Paul Morrissey
Editor Paul Morrissey
Main cast Joe Dallesandro
Holly Woodlawn:
Geri Miller
John Putnam
Jane Fort
Bruce Pecheur
Sissy Spacek
Produced by Andy Warhol

 regista paul morrisseyPAUL MORRISSEY
Paul Morrissey (born February 23, 1938) is an American film director, best known for his association with Andy Warhol. Of Irish extraction, Morrissey attended Ampleforth College and Fordham University, both Roman Catholic schools, and later served in the United States Army. A political conservative and self-described "right-winger", who has publicly protested against what he perceives as immorality and "anti-Catholicism", Morrissey's long-term collaboration with the low-keyed, apparently apolitical Warhol was viewed by many as "a successful mismatch", although both men did share some traits, e.g. both were practicing Catholics from "ethnic" backgrounds (Warhol was of Rusyn descent).
Morrissey's bold, avant-garde direction in film making is often attributed to his relationship with Warhol and The Factory, although Morrissey claimed in his memoir, Factory Days, that this is not the case. Morrissey discovered and signed The Velvet Underground. He directed "Lonesome Cowboys" (1968), "Flesh" (1968), "Trash" (1970), "L'amour" (1972), "Women in Revolt" (1972), "Heat" (1972), "Flesh for Frankenstein" (1973) and "Blood for Dracula" (1974).



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