OPENING NIGHT FILM
Thursday October 18th 2018, 7:00 pm
Runtime: 98 minutes
Language: English, 2018
Director: Matt Trynauer
Genre: Bi, Documentary, Gay, Historical, Lesbian, LGBTQ, Trans
Studio 54 was the epicenter of 70s hedonism – a place that redefined what a nightclub could be but also came to symbolize an entire era. Ian Schrager and Steve Rubell came out of nowhere to preside over a new kind of New York society. 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 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.
ANGEL AWARD: George Zuber
George Zuber - Angel Award Recipient
Arnel San Pedro - Executive Producer - Festival Runner
"As a native New Yorker, I can't wait to see Studio 54. Considering myself to be a later generation of Studio 54 regulars, I am fascinated by the cultural impact of this NYC in the 70s haven for inclusion and acceptance."