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GhostsOfTheChelseaHotelDATE: Sunday, September 24th, 2023 @ 7:00pm

VENUE: Midtown Cinema

Admission: $12

The new Chip Baker film, "Ghosts of the Chelsea Hotel (and Other Rock & Roll Stories)", directed by Filmmaker Danny Garcia will make its Pennsylvania theatrical debut screening in Harrisburg at The Midtown Cinema on Sunday, September 24th at 7pm.

This documentary film explores the rich history, cultural significance and otherworldly occurrences of the famous Chelsea Hotel in New York City.

The film features interviews with past and present residents, including artists, musicians, writers, and other creative individuals who have lived and worked at the hotel over the years.

The film's cast includes actor, writer, musician and former resident Michael Imperioli, author Sherill Tippins, rockers Harley Flanagan, Richard Barone, Neon Leon, Howie Pyro, Cynthia Ross, Warhol Superstar Ruby Lynn Reyner, actors Ned Van Zandt and Victor Colicchio plus long time current residents including Man-Lai Liang and Tim Sullivan. They all having a deep connection to the building's roots and share their personal stories, memories, and experiences of the hotel, which has long been known as a hub for artistic and bohemian culture.

The interviews in the film were shot in the Chelsea Hotel building giving the film an authentic feel of "being there".

The musical soundtrack was composed and performed by Cat Casual and the Final Word.

In addition, the film also includes historical footage of some of the residents and regulars who made the glorious Chelsea Hotel so legendary including Andy Warhol, Harry Smith, Nico, Jobriath, Larry Rivers, Dee Dee Ramone, Robert Mapplethorpe and Patti Smith.

The documentary also delves into the history of the hotel itself, which was built in the late 19th century and has served as a home and gathering place for some of the most influential artists and cultural icons of the past century including Mark Twain, Dylan Thomas, Arthur Miller, Tennessee Williams, Jack Kerouac, Thomas Wolfe, William S. Burroughs, Bob Dylan, Iggy Pop, Leonard Cohen, Janis Joplin, Bob Marley, Cher, Madonna and a possible spirit or two.

The Chelsea Hotel has been a place of inspiration and creativity for generations of artists.

Andy Warhol talked about the hotel's unique energy and how it inspired his art; describing it as "a glamorous vortex of artists, celebrities, and eccentrics." Warhol himself was a regular fixture at the hotel's infamous parties and events.

The film explores the hotel's role in the cultural and artistic movements of the 20th century, from the Beat Generation to the Punk Rock scene. It also touches on the controversies and tragedies that have occurred at the hotel, including the mysterious death of Nancy Spungen, girlfriend of Sex Pistols bassist Sid Vicious, who called the Chelsea Hotel "an artistic tornado of death and destruction and love and broken dreams”.

The hotel was a place where anything could happen, where creativity thrived and where people from all walks of life came together in a chaotic and vibrant community.

Overall, "Ghosts of the Chelsea Hotel (and Other Rock & Roll Stories)" is a fascinating and insightful look at one of the most iconic and legendary buildings in New York City, and the creative spirits who have called it home over the years.

Jim Jarmusch's "The Dead Don't Die

04 dead dontDATE: Wednesday, October 25th, 2023 @ 7:00pm

VENUE: The Millworks

Admission: $FREE


019 Palme d'Or Nominee (Cannes Film Festival)
2019, 105 minutes.



MOVIATE Presents - An Evening With Pumpkinman w/ Filmmakers David "The Rock" Nelson & Brewce Longo In Person!

image 6487327 1DATE: Sunday, October 15th, 2023 @ 7:00pm

VENUE: Midtown Cinema

Admission: $15

Join us in Harrisburg for some Halloween fun at this rare opportunity to see a program of spooky short movies presented live and in person by David "The Rock" Nelson! Followed by a Q&A!

David will be showing his short films Pumpkinman 1-4 and filmmaker Brewce Longo will be showing his recently completed Pumpkinman origin film PUMPKINMAN LIVES (shot in Pennsylvania!!)

The Pumpkinman Saga - by David Rock Nelson
A pumpkin headed monster appears outside of an ordinary suburban home terrorizing it’s inhabitants. David and his brother must battle the Pumpkinman using their experience as a seasoned marine and wrestler to defeat him. The monster keeps coming back in sequels and we see more of The Rock’s battles. We also see him take a nap with the fighting wears him out. We see him eating food. We see him dedicate his fight to a long list of his friends and favorite filmmakers.

Pumpkinman Lives - by Brewce Longo
She died but Pumpkinman Lives!
The terrible take of how Pumpkinman came to be, the little girl who believed in him, and the 65 year old boxer next door who saved the day.

David “The Rock” Nelson is one of the most eccentric creatives alive dubbed as “The Ed Wood of the 21st Century” by Mike Flores, the president of the Psychotronic Film Society, and “The World’s Most Hyperactive Horror Director” by Vice & Bleedingskull’s Zach Carlson. Nelson’s unique style of directing is a mind melting mix of cheap monster costumes, hiring his neighbors and family members to act (willingly or otherwise) unsuspecting celebrities at horror conventions, The Rock eating food, and talking to himself as he sometimes plays up to 5 different characters per movie.

Brewce Longo is a writer/director of shot-on-video horror films and music videos, and a claymation animator. His movies are vintage stylized emulating the 1990s direct to VHS era movies, often featuring underground heavy metal and punk music, DIY special effects, and bizarre stories partially based on true crime. Pumpkinman Lives is his first attempt at a PG rated movie.

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