by Maya Duverdier & Amélie van Elmbt. USA, 2022, Documentary. Swedish premiere.

 

Caught between fear and frenzy, after eight years of construction and living with scaffolding and constant building, some 51 residents prepare for imminent upheaval as others protest or hole up in their rooms. Against this chaotic backdrop, the film explores the utopian origins that contributed to the Chelsea’s mythical stature and questions the challenges it confronts in the future, as its residents, sold to capitalism, and walls themselves face a turning point in their common history.

 

CREDITS
Director: Amélie van Elmbt
Writers:  Amélie van Elmbt & Maya Duverdier
Producers: Hanne Phlypo, Frédéric de Goldschmidt, Quentin Laurent, Simone van den Broek, David Herdies
Executive Producers: Martin Scorsese, Lori Cheatle

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