• The Chelsea Girls

    1966. USA. Andy Warhol. 195 min.

Introduced by Callie Angell, Warhol Film Project Curator at the Whitney Museum

Monday, June 4, 2007, 6:15 p.m.

Theater 2 (The Roy and Niuta Titus Theater 2), T2

  • The Chelsea Girls

    1966. USA. Directed by Andy Warhol. With Ondine, Gerard Malanga, Ingrid Superstar, Nico, Brigid Berlin, Mario Montez, Mary Wonorov, International Velvet. Music by The Velvet Underground. Warhol peeps into the sad-glam lives of New York's demimonde, as a fat lesbian junkie, a dominatrix, a striptease Adonis, a dope dealer, the flamboyant "Pope of Greenwich Village," and other beautiful Factory boys and girls act in, and act out, a macabre split-screen burlesque in eight different rooms of the Chelsea Hotel and elsewhere around town. Filmmaker Jonas Mekas considers The Chelsea Girls "a tragic film…full of desperation, hardness, and terror," while Jack Kroll of Newsweek called it "the Iliad of the underground... as if there had been cameras concealed in the fleshpots of Caligula's Rome." 195 min.