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.
At a New York City restaurant, the patrons are men, nude but for a G-string, waited on by one woman, also clad in a G-string (played by Viva) and a G-bestringed (bestrung?) waiter. Some of ... See full summary »
Originally a twenty five hour film made up of shorter film segments. It consists of 83 reels each lasting approximately 33 minutes. A short story odyssey of film designed to be shown with two projectors playing simultaneously.
CIAO! MANHATTAN parallels Andy Warhol Factory star Edie Sedgwick's glory days in the late 1960s through her inevitable downfall and the tragic addiction that would take her life only weeks after filming wrapped in 1971.
This is Andy Warhol's famous (infamous?) KITCHEN, which stars Edie Sedgwick and a number of other Factory "superstars". It's one shot of a kitchen. There's no plot, just people coming in and out and saying crazy lines, or lines that dont make sense (same thing?). It might have been great in the mid-sixties, but it's kind of painful to watch now, it's more of an endurance test than an enjoyable film. There are some funny moments, such as Edie continually sneezing and the props being introduced as cast members, but if you want to see Edie, see POOR LITTLE RICH GIRL or LUPE, you'll be much better off.
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