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Jul 31, 2009 11:53
Chelsea Girls at Anthology Film Archives Tomorrow, Saturday, August 1 at 7:00pm; and Sunday, August 2 at 6:00pm.Warhol’s double-screen masterpiece – consisting of 12 unedited reels, shown side-by-side, with only one soundtrack audible at a time – depicts the Chelsea Hotel as a teeming hive of Superstars, junkies, prostitutes, and generally out-sized personalities. An underground sensation upon its release in 1966, it ultimately broke out of the underground cinema circuit, invading a ‘respectable’ uptown theater and leading uptight New York Times critic Bosley Crowther to declare, “now that [the] underground has surfaced on West 57th Street and taken over a theater with carpets…it is time for permissive adults to stop winking at their too-precious pranks.” Rarely-screened today, even in downtown theaters like Anthology, The Chelsea Girls is an unforgettable experience.

Chelsea Girls at Anthology Film Archives
Tomorrow, Saturday, August 1 at 7:00pm; and Sunday, August 2 at 6:00pm.

Warhol’s double-screen masterpiece – consisting of 12 unedited reels, shown side-by-side, with only one soundtrack audible at a time – depicts the Chelsea Hotel as a teeming hive of Superstars, junkies, prostitutes, and generally out-sized personalities. An underground sensation upon its release in 1966, it ultimately broke out of the underground cinema circuit, invading a ‘respectable’ uptown theater and leading uptight New York Times critic Bosley Crowther to declare, “now that [the] underground has surfaced on West 57th Street and taken over a theater with carpets…it is time for permissive adults to stop winking at their too-precious pranks.” Rarely-screened today, even in downtown theaters like Anthology, The Chelsea Girls is an unforgettable experience.
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