CHELSEA ON THE ROCKS

New York’s legendary 125-year-old Chelsea Hotel is the lead character of this brilliant documentary that premiered at Cannes in 2008 out of competition at a special screening.

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Director: Abel Ferrara

Cast: Dennis Hopper, Ethan Hawke, Grace Jones, Bijou Phillips, Adam Goldberg, Giancarlo Esposito, Shanyn Leigh, Vito Acconci, Lola Schnabel, Christy Scott Cashman, Jamie Burke, R. Crumb, Gaby Hoffmann.

Distribution: Wild Bunch

 

The spiritual home to Manhattan bohemia… where Luc Besson filmed Léon, like Andy Warhol filmed Chelsea Girls, where Jack Kerouac wrote On the Road and Sid Vicious stabbed her girlfriend… New York’s legendary 125-year-old Chelsea Hotel is the lead character of this brilliant documentary that premiered at Cannes in 2008 out of competition at a special screening. Ferrara’s first documentary feature includes interviews with residents past and present, vintage music, archival footage, and dramatic re-enactments, celebrating the personalities that have emerged, as diverse as Leonard Cohen, Simone de Beauvoir, Charles Bukowski, Stanley Kubrick, Edie Sedgwick, Tom Waits, Patti Smith, Edith Piaf, Bob Dylan, Janis Joplin, Jimi Hendrix, Leonard Cohen, Robert Mapplethorpe, and Frida Kahlo.

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