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- Year: 2018
- Film Format: DCP, Blu-ray and DVD
- Origin: USA
- Runtime: 98 mins
- Language: English
For 33 months, from 1978 to 1980, the nightclub Studio 54 was the place to be seen in Manhattan. A haven of hedonism, tolerance, glitz and glamor, Studio was very hard to gain entrance to and impossible to ignore, with news of who was there filling the gossip columns daily. Steve Rubell and Ian Schrager, two college friends from Brooklyn, succeeded in creating the ultimate escapist fantasy in the heart of the theater district. Rubell was the outgoing party-boy who wanted to be everybody’s friend and was photographed with every celebrity du jour who entered the club and Schrager was the quiet, behind-the-scenes workhorse who shunned the limelight. Studio 54 was an instant success and a cash cow, but the drug-and-sex-fueled dream soon crumbled before their eyes. With unprecedented access to Schrager, who tells the whole unvarnished story for the first time, and a treasure-trove of rare footage, director Matt Tyrnauer (Valentino: The Last Emperor, Citizen Jane: Battle For The City) constructs a vivid, glorious portrait of a disco-era phenomenon, and tells the story of two friends who stuck together through an incredible series of highs and lows.
STUDIO 54 will open in the US in October 2018.
STUDIO 54 is a Zeitgeist Films release in association with Kino Lorber. To book this film please contact Nancy Gerstman or Emily Russo or call 212-274-1989.
Matt Tyrnauer is a writer, director, producer, and award-winning journalist whose recent films include Valentino: The Last Emperor, which premiered at the Venice Film Festival and was short-listed for an Academy Award for best documentary feature; Scotty and the Secret History of Hollywood, about the secret history of sex in Hollywood in the pre-Stonewall era; Citizen Jane: Battle for the City, which premiered at the 2016 Toronto International Film Festival; and Jean Nouvel: Reflections, which premiered at the 2016 New York Film Festival.
Tyrnauer is also an award-winning journalist, who has written for Vanity Fair, where he has been editor-at-large, special correspondent and is now a contributing editor. His work has also appeared in other publications including GQ, The New York Times, Architectural Digest, L'Uomo Vogue, and Numero.
Tyrnauer’s upcoming projects include the HBO dramatic adaptation of his eponymous Vanity Fair article “Once Upon a Time in Beverly Hills”; Don’t Mess with Roy Cohn, about the Svengali behind Joseph McCarthy and Donald Trump; and a docuseries on architecturally and culturally significant homes and their surrounding communities for Apple.
Tyrnauer is a native of Los Angeles.
A&E Indie Films Presents
An Altimeter Films and Passion Pictures Production
Produced and Directed by Matt Tyrnauer
Produced by John Battsek, p.g.a.
Produced by Corey Reeser, p.g.a.
Elaine Frontain Bryant
Editor/Co-Producer Andrea Lewis
Associate Producer Alison Schnapp
Director of Photography Tom Hurwitz, ASC
Music Supervisor Liz Gallacher
Original Score by Lorne Balfe
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