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8 Ratings

The Life of Juanita Castro

Directed by Andy Warhol
United States, 1965
Avant-Garde, Biography, Comedy


A playwright (Ronald Tavel) taunts a number of actors into improvising a truly ridiculous but subtlely meaningful meditation on Fidel Castro and his family.

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The Life of Juanita Castro Directed by Andy Warhol

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  • El Biffo's rating of the film The Life of Juanita Castro

    A special place in history is reserved for those who in times of social upheaval, instead of participating in protest marches, riots or politics, create Radical Art. Andy Warhol produced and directed this film, but it was written and created by Ronald Tavel, founder of The Theatre of The Ridiculous, whose one-line manifesto was "We have passed beyond the absurd: our position is absolutely preposterous."

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