Hanoi to screen 1960s experimental film

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Andy Warhol's 1966 film, Chelsea Girls,  will be screened at Goethe Institute in Hanoi at 3p.m. on February 9.

Co-directed by Paul Morrissey, the film was Warhol's first major commercial success after a long line of avant-garde art films.

It was shot at the famous Chelsea Hotel and other locations in New York City, and follows the lives of several of the young women who live there, featuring many of Warhol's superstars.

According to a press release from DOCLAB, the screening's organizer, Chelsea Girls will be presented in a split screen, accompanied by alternating soundtracks attached to each scene and an alternation between black-and-white and color photography. The original cut runs at just over three hours long.

The title, Chelsea Girls, is a reference to the location in which the film takes place. It was the inspiration for star Nico's 1967 debut album, Chelsea Girl.

The album featured a ballad-like track titled "Chelsea Girls", written about the hotel and its inhabitants who appear in the film.

The screening is non-profit and aims for studies and research only. Following the screening is Q&A session.

Languages: original film without English or Vietnamese subtitle. Free admission.

The Goethe Institute Hanoi is located on 56-58 Nguyen Thai Hoc Street.

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