Take a Look into History in Dreaming Walls: Inside the Chelsea Hotel


Have you ever wondered what a building or a place would say if it had the chance? Those spaces that held some of the greatest minds and artists of its time. Now, Dreaming Walls: Inside the Chelsea Hotel – a documentary directed by Martin Scorcese gives us a taste of just what the famed hotel would tell people if it had a chance.

The documentary is mostly comprised of older film clips of events and things that happened inside the Chelsea hotel, but stitched together with more recent residents and their experience there. It flawlessly tells the story of the building, the residents and the influential people who lived there. It shows how this once beautiful building has changed over the years and just a glimpse at the future of the space.

The documentary brings with it a lot of interesting characters and people, but the subject matter is one that will probably have a very niche audience. Either the audience will have to have an interest in one or more of the previous residents or the building itself. The older footage and documentary format is going to find a specific audience. Dreaming Walls: Inside the Chelsea Hotel will give viewers a glimpse at just what dreams were built within the hotel walls before it starts its new chapters. The movie will be screened at select theaters.

Overall Rating:

Three Stars Review

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About Dreaming Walls: Inside the Chelsea Hotel:

The legendary Chelsea Hotel, an icon of 1960s counterculture and a haven for famous artists and intellectuals including Patti Smith, Janis Joplin and the superstars of Warhol’s Factory, is under renovation. Soon it will reopen to the public as one of New York’s most fashionable luxury hotels. Dozens of long-term residents, most in their later years, have lived amidst the scaffolding and constant construction for close to a decade. Against this chaotic backdrop, DREAMING WALLS: INSIDE THE CHELSEA HOTEL takes us through the hotel’s storied halls, exploring its living body and the bohemian origins that contributed to its mythical stature. Its residents and the walls themselves now face a turning point in their common history.


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