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
Country: USA
Length: 98 mins
Year: 2017
Format: HD

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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

“A film that catches both the dazzle and the darkness of the world's most storied nightclub” - The Times

“Glitters like a mirror ball” ★★★★ - Time Out

"Heaven with a drum beat of ambrosial abandon" ★★★★ - The Financial Times

"An engaging, enlightening slice of socio-cultural history” ★★★★ - Total Film

★★★★ – Evening Standard

★★★★ – The Times

★★★★ - The Sunday Express



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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