1970s New York. One nightclub defines an era and a generation. For the first time, one of the people behind the infamous Studio 54 tells the in-depth story of how the world's greatest nightclub was created.
Filmmaker: Matt Tyrnauer
Length: 98 mins
Studio 54 was the epicenter of 70s hedonism - a place that not only redefined the nightclub, but also came to symbolize an entire era. Its co-owners, Ian Schrager and Steve Rubell, two friends from Brooklyn, seemed to come out of nowhere to suddenly preside over a new kind of New York society. Now, 39 years after the velvet rope was first slung across the club’s hallowed threshold, a feature documentary tells the real story behind the greatest club of all time.
“Matt Tyrnauer's thrilling and definitive documentary captures the delirium — and the dark side — of the legendary New York disco.” - Variety
“Striking the right balance of elation and regret…Matt Tyrnauer's Studio 54 captures the comet-like excitement of the disco run by Steve Rubell and Ian Schrager.” - The Hollywood Reporter
“An infectious time capsule” - Entertainment Weekly
Sundance Film Festival2018
Tribeca Film Festival 2018
Matt Tyrnauer's feature documentary Valentino: The Last Emperor was called "flawless" by Time magazine. Recent feature films include Citizen Jane: Battle For The City, a documentary about Jane Jacobs, and Scotty and the Secret History of Hollywood, about sex in Hollywood in the era before the Stonewall riots, in theaters April 2018. Tyrnauer is a partner in Altimeter Films, which he co-founded with Corey Reeser.
Producer and Director: Matt Tyrnauer
Producers: John Battsek p.g.a., Corey Reeser p.g.a
Executive Producers: Molly Thompson, Robert Sharenow, Elaine Frontaine-Bryant
Co-Producers: Noreen O’toole, Troy Benjamin, Graham High
Associate Producer: Alison Schnapp
Editor/Co-Producer: Andrea Lewis
Co-Editors: Morgan Hanner, Jason Hardwick
Director Of Photography: Tom Hurwitz, Asc
Music Supervisor: Liz Gallacher
Original Score: Lorne Balfe