Today 7pm Don’t miss the Career Achievement Tribute: Abel Ferrara 3/12/09

Miami International Film Fest
Join us for the Career Achievement Tribute:
Abel Ferrara followed by Chelsea on the Rocks
Thursday, March 12, at 7pm at the Gusman

It is our pleasure to honor independent filmmaker Abel Ferrara with the Career Achievement Tribute. From the underworld fiction of King of New York and Bad Lieutenant, to Chelsea on the Rocks, his recent documentary about the historic New York hotel and the poets, artists and musicians who have lived there, New York is a constant in Ferrara’s oeuvre. And like the city where he was born in, Ferrara and his films are true diamonds in the rough; solid and often crude, at times brutal, yet always true, heart-felt and full of grace.

Chelsea on the Rocks (USA,88 min.)

Director: Abel Ferrara
Cast: Dennis Hopper, Ethan Hawke, Grace Jones, Gaby Hoffman, R Crumb, Bijou Phillips, Milos Forman, Vito Acconci, Adam Goldberg, Giancarlo Esposito, Shanyn Leigh, Vito Acconci, Lola Schnabel, Christy Scott Cashman, Jamie Burke

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An intriguing salute to the personalities and artistic voices that have emerged from this legendary residence in Manhattan. Built in 1883, the Chelsea Hotel has long been synonymous with the bohemian scene, with occupants including Dylan Thomas, Thomas Wolfe, Janis Joplin, William Burroughs, the Grateful Dead, Sid Vicious and Quentin Crisp.