Dreaming Walls: Inside the Chelsea Hotel

The ghosts of Patti Smith, Janis Joplin, Jim Morrison and others survive along with the last inhabitants of New York's legendary Chelsea Hotel, despite the reconstruction…

Dreaming Walls: Inside the Chelsea Hotel
Belgium, France, Netherlands, Sweden 2022
  • Czech
82 min.
  • This film is available in the following territories: Czechia.

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, is under renovation. Soon it will reopen to the public as one of New York's most fashionable luxury hotels. Dozens of longterm residents, most in their later years, have lived amidst the scaffolding and constant construction for close to a decade. Against this chaotic backdrop, the film 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.

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Director: Maya Duverdier, Amélie van Elmbt
Screenplay: Amélie van Elmbt, Maya Duverdier
Cinematography: Joachim Philippe, Virginie Surdej
Music: Michael Andrews
Sound: Ted Krotkiewski, Valérie Le Docte, Olivier Guillaume
Editing: Alain Dessauvage, Julie Naas
Producer: Hanne Phlypo, Quentin Laurent, Martin Scorsese
Co-production: Frédéric de Goldschmidt, Simone van den Broek, David Herdies
Cast: Merle Lister
  • This film is available in the following territories: Czechia.