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- Year: 2018
- Film Format: DCP, Blu-ray and DVD
- Origin: USA
- Runtime: 98 mins
- Language: English
For 33 months, from 1977 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 bon vivant who wanted to be everybody’s friend and was photographed with every celebrity du jour who entered the club and Schrager was the behind-the-scenes creative mastermind who shunned the limelight. Studio 54 was an instant success and a cash cow, but the drug-and-sex-fueled dream soon imploded in financial scandal and the club’s demise. 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, Scotty and the Secret History of Hollywood) 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 New York on October 5 and in Los Angeles October 12, 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.
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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
Ian Schrager (r) and Steve Rubell outside Studio 54. Photographer: Allan Tannenbaum. STUDIO 54. A film by Matt Tyrnauer. A Zeitgeist Films release in association with Kino Lorber.
Liza Minelli, Bianca Jagger, Andy Warhol, and Halston at Studio 54. Photographer: Adam Schull. STUDIO 54. A film by Matt Tyrnauer. A Zeitgeist Films release in association with Kino Lorber.
Performers at Studio 54. Photographer: Allan Tannenbaum. STUDIO 54. A film by Matt Tyrnauer. A Zeitgeist Films release in association with Kino Lorber.
Patrons at Studio 54. Photographer: Ron Galella. STUDIO 54. A film by Matt Tyrnauer. A Zeitgeist Films release in association with Kino Lorber.
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|Reeling Film Festival||Chicago||IL||September 30, 20181538280000|
|IFC Center||New York||NY||October 5 OPENS1538712000|
|TIGLFF||Tampa||FL||October 7, 20181538884800|
|ImageOut: Rochester LGBT Film and Video||Rochester||NY||October 8, 20181538971200|
|Landmark Shattuck Cinemas||Berkeley||CA||Opens October 121539316800|
|Landmark Nuart Theatre||Los Angeles||CA||October 12-18, 2018 ONE WEEK ONLY1539316800|
|Embarcadero Center Cinemas||San Francisco||CA||Opens October 121539316800|
|Santa Barbara International Film Festival||Santa Barbara||CA||October 12-18, 20181539316800|
|Cinema Arts Centre||Huntington||NY||October 14, 20181539489600|
|Cinema Arts Center||Huntington||NY||October 14, 20181539489600|
|OUTshine Film Festival||FT Lauderdale||FL||October 18, 20181539835200|
|University of Colorado / International Film Series||Boulder||CO||October 19-20, 20181539921600|
|Rancho Niguel Theatre||Laguna Niguel||CA||October 19-25, 20181539921600|
|Palm Desert 10||Palm Desert||CA||October 19-25, 20181539921600|
|O Cinema-Wynwood||Miami||FL||October 19-25, 20181539921600|
|Music Box Theatre||Chicago||IL||October 19-25, 20181539921600|
|Cinema 21||Portland||OR||October 19-25, 20181539921600|
|Museum of Fine Arts||Houston||TX||October 19 - November 5, 20181539921600|
|Guild Theatre, Albuquerque||Albuquerque||NM||October 22-29, 20181540180800|
|Greater Port Jefferson/Northern Brookhaven Arts Co||Port Jefferson||NY||October 22, 20181540180800|
|Hot Springs Documentary Film Festival||Hotsprings||AR||October 24, 20181540353600|
|FilmColumbia||Chatham||NY||October 25, 20181540440000|
|Naples International Film Festival||Naples||FL||October 25-28, 20181540440000|
|Belcourt Theatre||Nashville||TN||October 26-30, 20181540526400|
|Sedona International Film Festival||Sedona||AZ||October 26-November 1, 20181540526400|
|Landmark E Street Theatres||Washingon||DC||October 26 - November 1, 20181540526400|
|Landmark Midtown Art Cinema||Atlanta||GA||October 26 - November 1, 20181540526400|
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|Castro Theatre||San Francisco||CA||November 3, 5, 20181541217600|
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|Coronado Island Film Festival||San Diego||CA||November 10, 20181541826000|
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