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51st Directors’ Fortnight May 15-25, 2019

Chelsea Walls

Fortnight 2001, Feature film, 1h49

Synopsis

The Chelsea Hotel. Place used to be grand, THE place for artists in New York City. Mark Twain, Tennessee Williams, Nabokov, Burroughs, Dylan, Hendrix, all and many more took their dreams to the Chelsea. The famous names are gone now, long gone, but still the dreamers come, hoping to feed off hallway ghosts. Bad move. Today the ghosts feed on you. Bud is near a few ends. End of his book, for one. Eight hundred pages are scattered around his room up on 10. Mary is scattered around too, unable to collect enough nerve to walk out on their affair. Bud’s near the end of Mary, near the end of his wife Greta, and near the end of yet another bottle. One way or the other, another chapter is ending. And with every worn out writer, comes two new musicians. Ross and Terry have just driven in from Minnesota. Big city’s tough, a little scary, but you’ve got to play New York, right? Like Dylan, right? Like Hendrix? Dylan made it. Hendrix died trying. Grace and Audrey have a lot in common. Both live alone, both poets, both missing men they love. Val has just come back to Audrey, but will he stay? Or will he leave again with crutches, off to do something unspeakable. And Frank would stay with Grace, happily, if only she’d let him. She won’t. She’d rather live alone. These are the new hotel residents, mingling with those old hotel ghosts. But one of them is about to relocate, moving out the hard way. The cops are coming, ready to cordon off another hall. Nothing new. It’s just another, normal, bad day between the walls.

Director

Ethan Hawke

He was born in Texas. He started as an actor and studied drama in Princeton, in Great Britain and in Pittsburg. He wrote a novel and made a short film and a videoclip for Lisa Loeb. Chelsea Walls is his first feature film.

Kevin Corrigan
Kris Kristofferson
Mark Weber
Robert Sean Leonard
Rosario Dawson
Steve Zahn
Uma Thurman

Screenplay
Nicole Burdette, adapté de sa pièce “Chelsea Walls”

Image
Tom Richmond, Richard Rutkowski

Sound
Robert Larrea

Editing
Adriana Pacheco

Music
Jeff Tweedy

Set decoration
Richard Butler

Production :
InDigEnt
Christine Vachon
Pamela Koffler
Gary Winick
Alexis Alexanian
135 West 26th St., 12th floor
New York NY 10001, Etats-Unis
tél. : (1 212) 929 7711
fax : (1 212) 929 7722
alexistar@aol.com 

Vente à l’’étranger :
Cinetic Media
555 W 25th St., 4th floor
New York NY 10001, Etats-Unis
tél. : (1 212) 204 7979
fax : (1 212) 204 7980
office@cineticmedia.com 

Distribution :
ARP Sélection
75 avenue des Champs-Elysées
75008 Paris, France
tél. : 33 (0)1 56 69 26 00
fax : 33 (0)1 45 63 83 37 

Presse française :
Moteur !
Dominique Segall
Astrid Gavard
tél. : 33 (0)1 42 56 95 95
fax : 33 (0)1 42 56 03 05
astrid.gavard@wanadoo.fr

Presse internationale :
McDonald & Rutter
Jonathan Rutter
tél. : (44 207) 637 2600
fax : (44 207) 637 3690
jonathan@mcdonaldrutter.com