Goddess of Speed

Frédéric Moffet

2023 | 00:08:05 | Canada / United States | English | B&W and Color | Stereo | 16:9 | 16mm film

Collection: New Releases, Single Titles

Tags: Body, City, Dance, Death and Dying, LGBTQ, Music, Remake

A film titled Dance Movie (or, alternatively, Rollerskate) appears in many Warhol filmographies, but no work with this title has been found in the archive. The lost film, starring dancer Fred Herko, was shot in 1963. A year later, Herko leaped out of an open window while dancing to Mozart’s Coronation Mass in C Major. Inspired by descriptions of the missing film and the memoir of Herko’s best friend, the poet Diane Di Prima, Goddess of Speed poetically reimagines the last days of the young performer.

Director/Editor/Sound Designer: Frédéric Moffet
Performer: Stevie Cisneros Hanley
Cinematographer: Kioto Aoki
Production Assistant: Tiago Mena Abrantes
Sound Mixer: Julian Flavin
Text: Bruce Jenkins and Diane Di Prima

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Chicago Underground Film Festival, USA

Exhibitions + Festivals

2024 Slamdance Film Festival, Park City, USA

2024 Experiments in Cinema, Albuquerque, USA

2024 Rencontres Internationales Paris/Berlin, Berlin, Germany

2024 REGARD – Saguenay International Short Film Festival, Canada

2024 FIFA, Festival International du Film sur l’Art, Montréal, Canada

2024 XXVII International Encounters Traverse, Toulouse, France

2023 Rencontres Internationales Paris/Berlin, Paris, France

2023 Kassel Documentary Film and Video Festival, Germany

2023 Chicago Underground Film Festival, USA

2023 Antimatter Film Festival, Victoria, Canada

2023 Mostra Internacional de Dança - Imagens em Movimento, Sao Paulo, Brazil