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Chelsea on the Rocks is a documentary film directed by Abel Ferrara about the Hotel Chelsea. It premiered out of competition at the 2008 Cannes Film Festival. The film features Ferrara interviewing people who have and had lived at the hotel, intercut with dramatized footage of some famous events that took place there. During the film's interviews and docudrama Gaby Hoffmann, Dennis Hopper, Robert Crumb, Adam Goldberg and Bijou Phillips make appearances.
|Chelsea on the Rocks|
|Directed by||Abel Ferrara|
|Written by||Abel Ferrara|
|Produced by||Jen Gatien|
David D. Wasserman
Sathima Bea Benjamin
|Edited by||Langdon Page|
|Music by||Robert Burger|
On review aggregator Rotten Tomatoes, the film holds an approval rating of 71% based on 28 reviews, with an average rating of 6.92/10. The website's critical consensus reads, "Abel Ferrara's loving portrait of New York's Chelsea Hotel is less interested in telling the story of its famous residents than in exploring the magic of the place that housed so many moments in rock history."
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- Chelsea on the Rocks (2009), retrieved 2019-10-11