ARTE FRANCE, 2P2L
German, English, French
TV, DVD, NON-THEATRICAL, INTERNET, VOD
“The hamburger is an institution, part of the myth of New York. It lets you refuel rapidly, and tantalises the taste buds with a blend of soft, sweet and savoury. The hamburger gives all your jaw muscles a workout … and you can eat it while you walk!
Which is just as well, because New Yorkers are always on the move.” Alain Ducasse. This quote from the famous French chef is the starting point for this film dedicated to the master of Pop art. On the menu: a simple hamburger. As simple as a Warhol painting. Three-star New York chef Daniel Humm, who is considered to be the leading chef in North America, pays a vibrant homage to this dish, the history of which is intertwined with America’s history. Pop art and street food are in the line-up for this pop film, shot in New York, the only city where Warhol ever felt at ease. It features witnesses of the era, including Billy Name, Warhol’s companion and creator of the famous “Factory”, filmed in the restaurant Warhol used to frequent.
© The Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts, Inc., ADAGP Paris 2014