Studio 54 (2018)

  • Documentary
  • 1h 35m
“We wanted the ultimate nightclub”

Studio 54 was the epicenter of ’70s hedonism— a monumental magnet for beautiful stars, casual sex, and mounds of cocaine, a den of excess that defined its own rules and enshrined the ostracised, queer, and fabulous. Matt Tyrauer (Valentino: The Last Emperor) chronicles the rise and fall of this nightclub’s founders: two best friends from Brooklyn, Ian Schrager and Steve Rubell, who conquered New York only to have it crumble before their eyes. With rare footage of a parade of colourful patrons including Grace Jones, Andy Warhol, Mick Jagger and frank interviews with Schrager himself, Studio 54 reveals how even the most culturally potent and transformative phenomena can be vulnerable and fleeting.

“A disco inferno of glamour, greed and good times” — Sight & Sound


Matt Tyrnauer




United States