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Magnolia Pictures Has Acquired Chelsea Hotel Documentary

Magnolia Pictures acquired the North American rights to a documentary on the legendary Chelsea Hotel in New York entitled “Dreaming Walls” which is executive-produced by Martin Scorsese.

The film had a world premiere in the Panorama section of the Berlinale in February, co-directors Amélie van Elmbt and Maya Duverdier delved into an iconic Chelsea Hotel, which was the epicenter of 1960s counterculture, was a oasis for famous artists and intellectuals including, Andy Warhol, Jack Kerouac, Patti Smith, Janis Joplin.

The building has been renovated into a luxury hotel, which has spanned more than 10 years, has been a source of ongoing frustration for its tenants, they still live amid scaffolding and constant construction.

Magnolia president Eamonn Bowles said, “’Dreaming Walls’ is an incredible reverie of a film, flooded with beautiful memories. Amélie van Elmbt and Maya Duverdier have fashioned a fitting ode to all the ghosts and past inhabitants of the Chelsea.”

Van Elmbt and Duverdier made a comment about acquision,  “We are delighted and honored to be part of the beautiful and strong Magnolia family. We couldn’t have expected a better home for our film. Magnolia reflects our love and fight for independent cinema. As European directors, it means a lot to collaborate with such a great distributor in the U.S.”

Magnolia plans to release the film in theaters and on-demand this summer.

Nobuhiro Hosoki
Nobuhiro Hosokihttps://www.cinemadailyus.com
Nobuhiro Hosoki grew up watching American films since he was a kid; he decided to go to the United States thanks to seeing the artistry of Stanley Kubrick's "A Clockwork Orange.” After graduating from film school, he worked as an assistant director on TV Tokyo’s program called "Morning Satellite" at the New York branch office but he didn’t give up on his interest in cinema. He became a film reporter for via Yahoo Japan News. In that role, he writes news articles, picks out headliners for Yahoo News, as well as interviewing Hollywood film directors, actors, and producers working in the domestic circuit in the USA. He also does production interviews for Japanese distributors of American films and for in-theater on-sale programs. He is now the editor-in-chief of Cinemadailyus.com while continuing his work for Japan.


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