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Dreaming Walls: Inside The Chelsea Hotel
July 11 6:15 pm
Feature Documentary / 2021 / Belgium, France, The Netherlands, Sweden / 80min / Directed by Amélie van Elmbt & Maya Duverdier
New York’s Chelsea Hotel is legendary.
Robert Mapplethorpe, Jim Morrison, Patti Smith, and numerous Warhol superstars, called it home. Its name echoes through literary, artistic and rock and roll histories.
Now being transformed into a luxury hotel, the few remaining residents are left in the legendary building, even as construction work unfolds around them.
Exploring the hotel and following the few remaining residents, the ghosts of the past and the changes coming, Dreaming Walls is a quiet, impressionistic documentary in and around one of the most iconic buildings in art, music and popular culture.
“Dreaming Walls is like a sanctuary, a monument to the memory of this place, while time still allows it.” –Cineuropa