A Walk Into the Sea: Danny Williams and the Warhol Factory (2007)

A Walk Into the Sea: Danny Williams and the Warhol Factory

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Critic Consensus: A portrait piece of Danny Williams, set amongst New Yorks Factory, home of Andy Warhol, provides insight and flavour of the time and the setting, with an unresolved mystery at its heart.


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In 1963, Danny Williams dropped out of Harvard (over the strong objections of his family) and set out to make a career for himself in filmmaking. After editing several documentaries for Albert Maysles and David Maysles (including the award-winning Salesman), Williams met Andy Warhol, and soon became a member of the inner circle at Warhol's "Factory." Williams soon became both an advisor and a lover to the artist, and for a while lived with Warhol. When Warhol gave Williams a 16 mm movie camera, … More

Rating: Unrated
Genre: Documentary , Television , Musical & Performing Arts
Directed By:
Written By: Shannon Kennedy, Esther Robinson
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On DVD: Oct 28, 2008
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Critic Reviews for A Walk Into the Sea: Danny Williams and the Warhol Factory

All Critics (25) | Top Critics (13)

An eerily moving tone poem as hard to pin down as its subject.

Full Review… | January 6, 2011
Boston Globe
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First-time director Esther Robinson proves that a dash of subjectivity in documentary isn't always a bad thing, showing a remarkable clarity of vision and thirst for knowledge in her superb 'A Walk Into the Sea: Danny Williams and the Warhol Factory'.

Full Review… | August 15, 2008
Time Out
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Combining contemporary interviews with Factory survivors and an astounding treasure trove of archival footage shot by Williams himself, the film is an enigmatic, atmospheric portrait of a guy apparently too nice for the notorious Warhol crowd.

Full Review… | May 2, 2008
Los Angeles Times
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This is one for the Warhol archives, not theaters.

Full Review… | December 14, 2007
New York Daily News
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We'll probably never know what became of Williams, but his short life and mysterious disappearance make for diverting viewing.

Full Review… | December 14, 2007
New York Post
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A Walk Into the Sea is Esther B. Robinson's documentary about Danny Williams, a former Harvard student who was a part of Andy Warhol's Factory scene.

Full Review… | December 14, 2007
New York Times
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