Chelsea on the Rocks R

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DVD Features:

  • Rated: R
  • Run Time: 1 hours, 28 minutes
  • Video: Color
  • Released: May 4, 2010
  • Originally Released: 2008
  • Label: Hannover House
  • Encoding: Region 1 (USA & Canada)

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User Ratings: 793
Fond and funky elegy Full Review
CinePassion
Oct 26, 2009
Rating: 3/4 -- A visually poetic, if erratically edited, portrait illustrating how "the energy of this hotel is bigger than the people in it." Full Review
Boston Phoenix
Oct 14, 2009
The star turn is, of course, the hotel's eccentric former manager Stanley Bard...
Sight and Sound
Sep 1, 2011
Rating: 2.5/4 -- You may not learn much about the hotel itself from Chelsea on the Rocks, but you come away knowing exactly what it was like to live there. Full Review
Boston Globe
Oct 15, 2009
Rating: 2.5/4 -- It's a cheap, vicarious high to hear these unidentified denizens reminisce about the orgies and overdoses that seem to have been included with the rent.
St. Louis Post-Dispatch
Oct 29, 2009
Rating: 3/4 -- This is Ferrara's first documentary since 1977, and it has the crackbrained air of menace and the ferocious humor that mark his fictional works. Full Review
San Francisco Chronicle
Oct 9, 2009
Unfocused and uninteresting documentary about the famous hotel for bohemians of all stripes.
Spirituality and Practice
Oct 8, 2009

Product Description:

In this documentary, famed filmmaker (and native New Yorker) Abel Ferrara chronicles the history of a fading piece of the city, the Chelsea Hotel. The building has been home to legends such as Bob Dylan, Charles Bukowski, and R. Crumb, but its management is trying to make more money with richer tenants while the current artist denizens are turned out. A resident of the Chelsea Hotel, Ferrara recruits his current and former neighbors--including Milos Forman, Dennis Hopper, and Ethan Hawke--to comment on the changes. Actors Bijou Phillips, Adam Goldberg, Giancarlo Esposito, and Grace Jones help Ferrara re-create the building's fabled history, including the lives of infamous tenants Sid Vicious and Janis Joplin. CHELSEA ON THE ROCKS goes beyond the walls of the hotel, telling the story of a city in flux.

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  • Sales Rank: 71,444
  • UPC: 761450243538
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