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.
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.
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This is a film of Edie Sedgwick sitting on a bed, talking, getting drunk and making out with Gino Piserchio. Edie looks beautiful and makes a lot of cocktail chatter, but this Warhol film isn't nearly as good as his two best Edie films: LUPE; and POOR LITTLE RICH GIRL. If you've never seen Andy Warhol's mid-1960's experimental films, this might not be the best one to start with, as the conversation between Edie and the off-screen Chuck Wein never really goes anywhere, and it's just boring. For hardcore Edie fans only.
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