GHOSTS OF THE CHELSEA HOTEL (AND OTHER ROCK & ROLL STORIES)
Wednesday, October 11
(2023, USA, DCP, 70m) dir Danny Garcia. The film explores the hotel’s role in the cultural and artistic movements of the 20th century, from the Beat Generation to the Punk Rock scene. It 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”.
The hotel was a place where anything could happen, where creativity thrived and where people from all walks of life came together in a chaotic and vibrant community.
Overall, Ghosts of the Chelsea Hotel (and Other Rock & Roll Stories) 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.