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Studio 54

15 yrs 98 minutes 2018 6.9

Legendary New York club Studio 54 was short-lived, but set the standard for what a glamorous nightclub should for many years. Best friends Ian Schrager and Steve Rubell’s concept – to make disco music trendy and accessible outside of the gay scene and just letting the beautiful and hip people past the door – proved extremely successful. Celebrities where flocking to show off, take drugs and dance the night away in the luxurious surroundings while “ordinary people” dreamed of being let past the velvet ropes at the entrance. But after a raid, the owners were sentenced to jail for tax crimes and embezzlement and Studio 54 was closed. In this documentary, Ian Schrager talks for the first time about the rise and fall of the mythical club. "The celebrity parade, in the old clips from the club, is of course completely irresistible. You just want to be teleported back in time and dance like there was no tomorrow” writes Helena Lindblad at Dagens Nyheter.   

The film is not playable outside of Sweden
Category: Documentary
Genre: Fashion, music
Director: Matt Tyrnauer
Starring: Ian Schrager, Steve Rubell, Donald Rubell
Country: USA
Language: English

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