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Title:
Chelsea walls
Author:
Winick, Gary, 1961-2011.
Edition:
[DVD version].
Publication Information:
[United States] : Studio Home Entertainment : distributed by Lions Gate Home Entertainment, [2002]

©2000
Physical Description:
1 videodisc (110 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
Summary:
The Chelsea Hotel used to be a place to live for New York artists. Mark Twain, Thomas Wolfe, Tennessee Williams, Arthur Miller, Bob Dylan, Jimi Hendrix are just a few who passed through the hotel's halls. To this day, new dreamers come, hoping to be inspired by the ghosts of the past. This tells five stories set in a single day at the famous hotel.
General Note:
Widescreen version.

Originally produced as a motion picture in 2000.

Based on the play by Nicole Burdette.

Special features: director commentary; cast & crew interviews; bonus footage; short film by Ethan Hawke.

For specific features see interactive menu.
Language:
English
Reading Level:
MPAA rating: R.
Corporate Subject:
ISBN:
9781589712225
UPC:
658149802025
Format :
DVD

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Actor Ethan Hawke takes the director's chair for a test drive with this independent feature, based on a play by Nicole Burdette, in which a number of creative types living in New York's famed bohemian enclave the Chelsea Hotel struggle with their muses as well as their personal concerns. Middle-aged novelist Bud (Kris Kristofferson) is having problems with his latest project, as well as his appetite for alcohol, while he juggles two relationships -- with his wife Greta (Tuesday Weld) and his lover Mary (Natasha Richardson). Audrey (Rosario Dawson) is a poet who is attracted to Val (Mark Webber), but Val has a hard time staying away from drugs, and his pal Crutches (Kevin Corrigan) is doing nothing to help. Grace (Uma Thurman) is trying to make a name for herself as a poet, but in the meantime she supports herself waiting tables; she's developed a crush on her neighbor Frank (Vincent D'Onofrio), but she can't figure out how to get him to pay attention to her. And Ross (Steve Zahn) and Terry (Robert Sean Leonard) are a pair of would-be rock stars who have just arrived in New York from the Midwest, wondering how to get noticed as they try to pick up women. Jeff Tweedy from the acclaimed rock band Wilco composed the film's musical score, while legendary jazz vocalist Jimmy Scott appears in a nightclub scene. ~ Mark Deming, Rovi