Studio 54 | CLOSING NIGHT!
Directed by MATT TYRNAUER
Studio 54 was the epicenter of ‘70s hedonism – a pulsating pleasure palace that not only redefined the nightclub but also came to symbolize an entire era. Its co-owners, Ian Schrager and Steve Rubell, one introverted and straight, the other flamboyantly gay, seemed to come out of nowhere. The extraordinary success of the first of the mega clubs with its restrictive door policy and mix of sex, drugs and glamorous celebrities is detailed, as are the factors that brought the phenomenon crashing down. Underneath all the glittery excess is the story of the two owners. Schrager finally opens up to filmmaker Matt Tyrnauer (VALENTINO; SCOTTY AND THE SECRET HISTORY OF HOLLYWOOD) about his improbable friendship with the late Rubell, a victim of AIDS. Thirty-nine years after the velvet rope was first slung across the Studio 54’s hallowed threshold, here is the film that finally tells the real story behind the greatest club of all time.
Closing Night Party
After the screening, stick around for the Closing Night Party, including disco music and dancing, and food catered by Goddess & Grocers. We will also announce this year’s award winners, including the first Silver Image Award, supported by AARP. Party follows 7:30 PM screening – you must have ticket to the 7:30 screening to attend the party.