Full Circle: Before They Were Famous

Dec 11, 2013

On Tuesday December 17 at 8 p.m., WLRN-TV will present "Full Circle: Before They Were Famous," a documentary chronicling the journey of images taken by American photographer William John Kennedy in the early 1960s.

Directed by Brian Bayerl, the film is full of personal anecdotes and remembrances by Kennedy's subjects as they view their photographs for the first time, including painter Robert Indiana, pop artist Andy Warhol, bestselling author Ultra Violet and poet Taylor Mead.

Kennedy has been a resident of Miami Beach for more than 30 years. Many of the scenes in the film are shot in Miami Beach.

"The true power of the images comes from Kennedy’s ability to capture, in an authentic way, both Andy as a private person and a very public artist," said Eric Shiner, director of the Andy Warhol Museum. "Andy intentionally created a mask with his deadpan blankness, wig, and sunglasses. Kennedy’s insight was to reveal Andy by embedding Warhol in Warhol artworks. Kennedy has given us some of the most joyous images of Andy Warhol every created."

Be sure to tune into WLRN Channel 17 on Tuesday, December 17 at 8:00 p.m.