Dreaming Walls: Inside the Chelsea Hotel

Nominee
Berlinale Documentary Award
Berlin International Film Festival
Nominee
Panorama Audience Award
Berlin International Film Festival
Nominee
Teddy Award ~ Best Documentary Film
Berlin International Film Festival
An enigmatic documentary that artfully honors the Chelsea Hotel’s legacy.

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Dreaming Walls: Inside the Chelsea Hotel

The legendary Chelsea Hotel, an icon of 1960s counterculture and a haven for famous artists and intellectuals including Patti Smith, Janis Joplin and the superstars of Warhol's Factory, has recently reopened after extensive renovations, which are now almost complete.

Dozens of long-term residents, most in their later years, have lived amidst the scaffolding and constant construction for close to a decade. Against this chaotic backdrop, DREAMING WALLS takes us through the hotel’s storied halls, exploring its living body and the bohemian origins that contributed to its mythical stature. Its residents and the walls themselves now face a turning point in their common history.
Not Rated
Genre
Documentary, New York City, Aging
Runtime
80
Language
English
Director
Amélie van Elmbt &
Maya Duverdier
Awards:
Nominee, Berlinale Documentary Award, Berlin International Film Festival
Nominee, Panorama Audience Award, Berlin International Film Festival
Nominee, Teddy Award ~ Best Documentary Film, Berlin International Film Festival
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FEATURED REVIEW
Richard Whittaker, Austin Chronicle

Is there any residence more famous, infamous, blessed, and benighted than New York's Hotel Chelsea? It's become synonymous with a certain flavor and era of rock & roll excess, with the Velvet Underground, Janis Joplin, and Sid Vicious. But the Chelsea was always intended as a place for art of all ...

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