Keeping Busy (1969)

Run Time - 80 min.  |   MPAA Rating - NR
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Experimental artist and Factory fixture Michel Auder takes his camera in hand once again, this time to chronicle Louis Waldon and Auder's own love interest at the time, Viva, as they traipse through Europe after filming their roles in Andy Warhol's Blue Movie. In quasi-documentary style, Auder lingers on Viva as she lounges around various hotel rooms, performing such mundane activities as getting dressed, putting on makeup, and going to dinner. A large chunk of the film involves Viva and Waldon recounting the Blue Movie shoot to an unidentified Italian woman. Interspersed with the documentary-style material is heightened, unreal footage of the duo vamping it up as rich socialites on holiday, spending money and summoning lavish amenities. Along with 1970s Cleopatra, Keeping Busy (also called Viva Viva) is considered to be one of Auder's only "fictional" features before he moved on to his autobiographical diary-films.