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Trailer: Studio 54

Thu, Nov 29, 2018

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For 33 months between 1978 and 1980, the nightclub Studio 54 was the place to be seen in Manhattan. Two college friends, Steve Rubell and Ian Schrager, succeeded in creating the ultimate escapist fantasy in the heart of the theater district, but the drug-and-sex-fueled dream soon imploded in financial scandal. With unprecedented access to lifestyle-hotel genius Schrager, who tells the whole unvarnished story for the first time, and a treasure trove of rare and captivating footage, Studio 54 constructs a vivid, glorious portrait of the disco era at its very epicenter. Catch a screening at the Wex December 6–8.

 

Lead image: Studio 54, image courtesy of Zeitgeist Films.