In partnership with the National Gallery of Victoria, ACMI presents a free screening of the arthouse classic, Chelsea Girls on 24 January, 2o16.
Andy Warhol and Paul Morrissey’s epic 1965 film is set in the infamous Chelsea Hotel, and the loosely narrated film shows twelve separate split-screen episodes, making for an intoxicating mix of sex, drugs, boredom, masochism and humour. Chelsea Girls stars Mary Woronov, Nico, Gerard Malanga, International Velvet, Ingrid Superstar, Eric Emerson, Brigid Berlin, Marie Menken, Angelina ‘Pepper’ Davis, Ondine (Bob Olivio), Albert Rene Ricard, Rona Page, Ed Hood, Patrick Fleming, Mario Montez and Ari Boulogne.
‘Warhol’s masterstroke is an intoxicating mix of sex, drugs, boredom, masochism and humour.’
The screening will be preceded by an In Conversation event with Max Delany, Senior Curator Contemporary Art, NGV and Kristy Matheson, Senior Film Programmer, ACMI. Chelsea Girls is presented in partnership with the National Gallery of Victoria in association with the major Andy Warhol / Ai Weiwei Exhibition, on now.
Watch a Chelsea Girls excerpt here:
DIRECTOR: Andy Warhol, Paul Morrissey DURATION: 195 mins COUNTRY: USA FORMAT: 16mm COURTESY: Museum of Modern Art SOURCE: National Film and Sound Archive.
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