The Chelsea Girls
DIRECTOR: ANDY WARHOL AND PAUL MORRISSEY
CAST: BRIGID BERLIN, RANDY BORSCHEIDT, ANGELINA 'PEPPER' DAVIS, GERARD MALANGA, MARIE MENKEN, MARIO MONTEZ, NICO, ONDINE, EDIE SEDGWICK, INGRID SUPERSTAR, MARY WORONOV
PRODUCER - ANDY WARHOL
WRITER - RONALD TAVEL AND ANDY WARHOL
MUSIC - THE VELVET UNDERGROUND
CINEMATOGRAPHY - ANDY WARHOL
MAKEUP - MARINA SPADA
A peek into various rooms of Manhattan’s Chelsea Hotel, populated by Warhol’s Superstars, hopped-up or strung-out. Nico, Brigid Berlin, Ondine, Mary Woronov, Mario Montez, Edie Sedgwick—all make appearances in front of the penetrating, unforgiving camera, their personas writ large. Projected double system, two 16mm films screened next to each other to make a wide frame; the sound moving from one side to the other, picking up the alternately wonderfully verbose speeches and mumblings of these incredible personalities: it’s the kind of cinematic event that, by design, can only be experienced on the big screen.
The Chelsea Girls is screening as part of Metrograph A to Z, a collection of films we think everybody should see.