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Ira Cohen in Chelsea on the Rocks

Chelsea on the Rocks

2008 R

As Hotel Chelsea, a New York City Bohemian treasure, faces a makeover at the hands of a new management company, filmmaker Abel Ferrara salutes the building's raucous past and formidable list of former tenants. Vintage footage, interviews and historical reenactments highlight the adventures of such luminous residents as Janis Joplin, Jerry Garcia, Sid Vicious, Ethan Hawke, William S. Burroughs and Milos Forman.