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Abel Ferrara’s much anticipated “Chelsea On The Rocks” is set to open in NYC on October 2, 2009 at Chelsea Clearview Cinemas. Landmark Theatres has been chosen for the platform release of Chelsea on the Rocks this fall with 15 cites announced.



RELEASE DATE: October 2nd, 2009

LOCATION: New York City-followed by platform release

DIRECTOR: Abel Ferrara

WRITERS: Chris Zoist, David Linter, Abel Ferrara

PRODUCERS: Jen Gatien, David Wasserman

EXEC PRODUCERS: Jay Kubassek, Kris Haber, Ovidio E. Diaz, Lulu Selby, Matt Miller

SYNOPSIS: Abel Ferrara’s CHELSEA ON THE ROCKS, a fascinating, freewheeling personal journey inside the walls, history and mythology of Manhattan’s celebrated bohemian landmark, The Chelsea Hotel, will receive its US theatrical premiere on October 2nd. The first documentary feature from streetwise auteur Ferrara (GO GO TALES, KING OF NEW YORK, BAD LIEUTENANT), it includes interviews with residents past and present such as Milos Forman, Ethan Hawke, Dennis Hopper and R. Crumb, vintage music and archival footage, and dramatic re-enactments summoning ghosts of the Chelsea’s storied past – Nancy Spungen and Sid Vicious, Janis Joplin – performed by Bijou Phillips, Jamie Burke, Adam Goldberg, Giancarlo Esposito, and Grace Jones. The film, an official selection of the 2008 Cannes Film Festival, will open in New York on Friday, September 25 at the Chelsea Clearview Cinemas and will roll out nationally throughout the fall.

CAST: Ethan Hawke, Dennis Hopper, Milos Forman, Grace Jones, Adam Goldberg, Bijou Phillips, Giancarlo Esposito, Gaby Hoffman, R. Crumb, Jamie Burke, Stanley Bard, Lola Schnabel


GENRE: Documentary


CONTACT: Jay Kubassek (bio and


RUNNING TIME: 88 minutes


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