Lacking a formal narrative, Warhol's art house classic follows various residents of the Chelsea Hotel in 1966 New York City, presented in a split screen with a single audio track in conjunction with one side of screen.
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Brigid Berlin ...
Herself - The Duchess (as Brigid Polk)
Randy Borscheidt ...
Himself
Christian Päffgen ...
Himself (as Ari)
Angelina 'Pepper' Davis ...
Herself
Dorothy Dean ...
Herself
Eric Emerson ...
Himself
Patrick Flemming ...
Himself
Ed Hood ...
Himself
Arthur Loeb ...
Himself
Donald Lyons ...
Himself
Gerard Malanga ...
Son
Marie Menken ...
Mother
Mario Montez ...
Transvestite
Nico ...
Herself
Ondine ...
Himself - Pope
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Lacking a formal narrative, Warhol's art house classic follows various residents of the Chelsea Hotel in 1966 New York City, presented in a split screen with a single audio track in conjunction with one side of screen.

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November 1968 (Denmark)  »

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The image on the movie's poster was used by English indie band Felt as album art on their incomparable 1984 album, The Splendour of Fear. See more »

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Ingrid Superstar: Who wants to be an angel?
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Featured in Nico Icon (1995) See more »

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two screens, one truth...
10 May 1999 | by (Tel Aviv) – See all my reviews

For four odd hours Warhol, using the double-screen technique, declares war against every sensory logic we have grown used to in the movies. Sometimes, the movie just doesn't move. Sometime it does, but at an odd speed. Even if you get used to following two overlapping narratives, some in color while others in B&W, the length of the film might finally get to you. But if you endure - your perception of the art of motion pictures is in for a ride! Depicting the lives of underground characters known from Lou Reed and Velvet Underground songs, this movie is not only cinematic beauty at its extreme, but also a fascinating documentation of an era in which modernist art reached its climax. A must!


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