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Screening: Studio 54

  • Hot Docs Ted Rogers cinema 506 Bloor Street West Toronto, ON, M5S 1Y3 Canada (map)

Step inside New York’s most legendary nightclub and learn the true story behind Studio 54. Opened in the late 1970s by Steve Rubell and Ian Schrager, two friends from Brooklyn, this exclusive hotspot became the city’s ground zero for disco, drugs and debauchery before closing down after only three years. A wild space that welcomed queer culture at a time of rampant homophobia and made headlines with its celebrity guestlists, Studio 54 came to symbolize an entire era. Director Matt Tyrnauer (Citizen Jane) peels away the myth and reveals the ins and outs of the club’s short lifespan and lasting legacy.