Studio 54: The Documentary
Out Now On-Demand
Award-winning documentarian Matt Tyrnauer (Citizen Jane: Battle for the City) tells the story of the nightclub that was the epicentre of '70s hedonism.
"With rare footage, a parade of colourful patrons and staff, and brutally honest interviews with [owner Ian] Schrager himself, Studio 54 is a riveting study in contradictions. Inside the palatial theatre-turned-disco, the crowd reveled in an atmosphere of total acceptance, whether drag queen, octogenarian, waiter, or celebrity. Yet outside, a frenzied, excluded mob yearned to be noticed by the doorman and ushered into the sanctum of pulsating love. Schrager and Rubell’s glittering creation sprang from carefree naïveté and unbridled ambition — yet those same instincts managed to destroy it. This bracing story reveals how even the most culturally potent and transformative phenomena can be vulnerable and fleeting." (Sundance Film Festival)
- Matt Tyrnauer('Valentino: The Last Emperor', 'Citizen Jane: Battle for the City', 'Scotty and the Secret History of Hollywood')
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