Notorious indie film director Abel Ferrara, makes a rather appropriate, and mythical return to New York cinema with the much anticipated documentary “Chelsea on the Rocks.” The documentary is a raucous, incendiary, and strangely nostalgic portrait of the legendary Chelsea Hotel. Weaving rare archival footage, with expletive laden interviews that only the type of genius that brought us Bad Lieutenant and King of New York could do.

The films stars Ethan Hawke, Dennis Hopper, Grace Jones and Milos Forman amongst others. The Cannes premiered film has it’s final press screening tonight. Produced by Jen Gatien of DeerJen productions, and Internet entrepreneur Jay Kubassek’s upstart indie distributor Aliquot Films. Chelsea on the Rocks opens Friday October 2nd at the Clearview Chelsea Theater before nationwide platform release. [Chelsea On The Rocks Website]

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