Soylent Green: the passing of a Hollywood legend and a Chelsea landmark

On Friday, March 23, we returned to the IFC Center for a midnight screening of Soylent Green, the 1972 dystopia thriller directed by Richard Fleischer and starring Charlton Heston and Edward G. Robinson in his final film.

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We recorded our pre-show discussion at the now-shuttered El Quijotea 90 year old Spanish restaurant in the ground floor of the Chelsea Hotel. Over dinner we talk with a couple at a neighboring table about all things (or at least some things) Jewish in NYC, and with staff of the restaurant about the closing of this mainstay 23rd Street restaurant.

El Quijote

 

Author: dmccoy42

Playwright, performer, movie lover.

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