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Absolut Warhola (2001)

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Absolut Slovakia may be the more appropriate title
17 May 2004 | by See all my reviews

I am probably one of a few that can truly appreciate this movie. I've been to the Warhol museum in Medzilaborce, and I can laugh at the dichotomy of one of Pop Art's finest in the far NE corner of a small former communist country, Slovakia. Some of you 'reviewers' have even mistakenly called it the Czech Republic! I believe the creators of this documentary took the premise of finding a Warhol tribute in a place that its citizen's would be the last to appreciate his work in order to introduce the rest of the world to the plight of the Eastern Slovak. Unemployment, bigotry toward the Roma, alcoholism, depression ... these people don't have an idea of how to seek something better and therefore, have told themselves that they are content. The cousin who through away some of the pieces that Andy sent as a gift - she doesn't even seem to regret! I served 1.5 years as a Peace Corps volunteer in Slovakia, and if there was a way to condense my entire experience into 1.5 hours to help someone understand the Slovak culture/repression, this was it: Absolut Warhola.


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