Dreaming Walls: Inside the Chelsea Hotel


Alice Gill-Sheldon Theatre Mon, Jul 11 6:30 PM
Alice Gill-Sheldon Theatre Tue, Jul 12 3:30 PM
Alice Gill-Sheldon Theatre Wed, Jul 13 3:30 PM
Alice Gill-Sheldon Theatre Thu, Jul 14 6:30 PM
Film Info
Event Type:Documentary Feature
Release Year:2022
Run Time:80 minutes
Production Country:United States, Belgium, France
Original Language:English
Cast/Crew Info
Director:Maya Duverdier
Amélie van Elmbt


From executive producers Martin Scorsese and Lori Cheatle comes “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” 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.

“Dreaming Walls” will open the back door of the Chelsea Hotel for you. We hope you will enjoy your stay!