A requiem for the Chelsea Hotel. The old tenants have to leave to make way for luxury flats. Warhol's free spirit meets gentrification.
A requiem for the Chelsea Hotel produced by Martin Scorsese. The owners of the iconic building kick out the lifelong tenants to turn this counterculture symbol into luxury flats. The free spirit of the 60s meets real estate speculation. A cinematic journey through the legendary building as renovation work is carried out in the flats. Each door hides an amazing resident with a good story to share. A beautiful homage, that connects past and present without sentimentality, in a multidimensional portrait. The legacy of Patti Smith, Robert Mapplethorpe, Janis Joplin, Leonard Cohen and the Warhol entourage will never die.
Amélie Van Elmbt and Maya Duverdier propose a documentary that portrays the mythical Chelsea Hotel. A visit at once historical and phantasmagorical of this symbol of New York.— Aurore Engelen, Cineuropa
It's a ghost story tormented by fame and celebrity, but in the end it's much more grounded and universal than that (...) Dreaming Walls opts in and achieves silent power.— Daniel Fienberg, The Hollywood Reporter