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Always At The Carlyle

2018, Matthew Miele, USA, 91 min.

Show Times

  • Fri, May 18th 2:00pm
  • Fri, May 18th 6:00pm
  • Sat, May 19th 6:15pm
  • Sun, May 20th 3:00pm
  • Mon, May 21st 6:00pm
  • Tue, May 22nd 8:15pm
  • Wed, May 23rd 6:00pm
  • Thu, May 24th 8:15pm
Chicago premiere!

The Carlyle, New York's ultimate no-tell hotel to the celebrity and moneyed class, gives up a few of its secrets in a delightful documentary that plays peek-a-boo with the establishment's fabled policy of tight-lipped silence regarding guests who have ranged from presidents and royals to the Rolling Stones and Hollywood stars including Jack Nicholson and Warren Beatty, and is rumored to have been the site of trysts between JFK and Marilyn Monroe. What happened in the Carlyle stayed in the Carlyle long before there was a Vegas, and longtime guests and fans (including George Clooney, Anjelica Huston, Wes Anderson, and Alan Cumming) drop hints and tell amusing tales. Director Miele (CRAZY ABOUT TIFFANY'S, SCATTER MY ASHES AT BERGDORF'S) puts together an insider tour from the Café Carlyle, where cabaret artist Bobby Short once ruled Manhattan's nightlife, to the stations staffed by loyal concierges, elevator operators, and maids whose evident love for the place makes it feel like home to guests. DCP digital. (BS)

May 24 at 8:15 PM: This screening is a Movie Club event facilitated by Philippe Gills, Chef Concierge at The Langham Chicago.

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