Director: Andy Warhol and Paul Morrisey
Leading Actors: Brigid Berlin, Randy Borscheidt, Ari Boulogne
NYC Neighborhoods Featured: Chelsea

Calling Warhol's Chelsea Girls a film is misleading. It's really numerous films clustered around a central location, the Chelsea Hotel (222 West 23rd St.), and the collection of Factory "superstars" who live there. The film is presented in split screen, with the twelve vignettes (totaling over six hours of screen time) divided between the two, arriving at a final run time of 210 minutes. One side of the screen is photographed and (lightly) scripted as a meditation on darkness, while the other side focuses on light. For a taste of the Factory aesthetic and a look inside one of the most famous hotels in the city, you can do no better. —BG

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