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Ghosts of the Chelsea Hotel (and Other Rock & Roll Stories)

Sonntag, 15. Oktober, 20:00 Uhr

Spain 2023, 77 min, director: Danny Garcia

Ghosts of the Chelsea Hotel

This documentary film explores the rich history, cultural significance and otherworldly occurrences of the famous Chelsea Hotel in New York City. features interviews with past and present residents, including artists, musicians, writers, and other creative individuals who have lived and worked at the hotel over the years, including: actor-writer, musician and former resident Michael Imperioli (of The Sopranos), rockers Richard Barone, Neon Leon and Howie Pyro, Warhol Superstar Ruby Lynn Reyner. They all have a deep connection to the building’s roots and share their personal stories, memories.

In addition, the film also includes historical footage of some of the Chelsea’s legendary residents and regulars, including Dylan Thomas, William S. Burroughs, Bob Dylan, Harry Smith, Nico, Jobriath, Larry Rivers, Dee Dee Ramone, Leonard Cohen, Robert Mapplethorpe, Patti Smith and many others. Another fixture at the hotel’s infamous parties and events, Andy Warhol, described the Chelsea as “a glamorous vortex of artists, celebrities, and eccentrics.”

The film also touches on the controversies and tragedies that have occurred at the hotel, including the mysterious death of Nancy Spungen, girlfriend of Sex Pistols bassist Sid Vicious, who called the Chelsea Hotel “an artistic tornado of death and destruction and love and broken dreams.”

Overall, the film is a fascinating and insightful look at one of the most iconic and legendary buildings in New York City, and the creative spirits who have called it home over the years.

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