A portrait of the moment in which a previously grand, luxurious lifestyle is revealed to be woefully unstable, The Pink Hotel follows the parallel experiences of the tenants of a luxury hotel as they come to the realization that something fundamental to their lifestyle is utterly wrong.
An orderly man, preparing for a New Year's Day reception, finds himself unable to leave his room doe to an overwhelming dread that something dire has been neglected. A bombastic movie star continues unflinchingly in loud, oblivious decadence, spiraling ever higher into stardom and terrible consequence. A devoted Concierge, disgusted with the state of his beloved hotel, embarks on a mission to dispatch the building with dignity and glory. And the faded ghost of a woman, all too aware of the trajectory of her opulent home, slowly and quietly relinquishes control.
The Pink Hotel is Chris Hefner's first feature film and was released in 2010. Hefner's follow-up feature, "The Poisoner", is now in post production. You may find out more about that film by searching for the title on facebook, and should you care to contribute to the completion of the film, you may now purchase limited-edition hand printed tickets to the first screening of the film here: etsy.com/listing/128849955/the-poisoner-deluxe-investor-ticket. All proceeds from tickets sold will go directly toward the completion of the film and will be honored at The Portage Theatre in Chicago upon the release of the film.
Thank you for watching The Pink Hotel.
"Glorious, odd, perplexing and toothsome -- a must-see for insomniacs and hotel guests everywhere."
~ Audrey Niffenegger
"Gorgeous and enigmatic -- dripping with pinkness!"
~ Guy Maddin
"...Steeped in dread and fear, slippery as smoke and elusive as cryptic, recurring dreams"
~ Ray Pride, Newcity