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Chelsea Girls (1966)

 -  Drama  -  November 1968 (Denmark)
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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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Brigid Berlin ...
Herself - The Duchess (as Brigid Polk)
Randy Borscheidt ...
Himself
Ari Boulogne ...
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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Shown as an "underground" movie at 41st Street Basement Cinémathéque, New York. See more »

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Brilliant
26 July 2006 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

The Chelsea Girls is a film so unique , so frighteningly funny and real that it is in a category by itself. The actors who perform can barely act yet slowly expose their souls in front of Warhol's neutral camera. Any person interested in American art and film has to see this film which is a milestone of twentieth century art. It is more an experience than an entertainment and an experience you will never forget. Warhol, as an artist and filmmaker, set a tone and style that has been adapted by other filmmakers such as the innovative use of split screen (Carrie, Dressed to Kill, as examples). The frightening truth surfaces in each reel of 16mm film in "Chelsea Girls." In an age of Aquarius and the peace movement, "Chelsea Girls" proved to be a wild descent into the hell of damaged souls. One of the most important pieces of Pop Art to be seen.


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