Except for the lucky few who entered the legendary nightclub on New York’s 54th Street, most people’s impressions of Studio 54 come from newspaper photographs and an extremely fictionalized 1998 movie.
But director Matt Tyrnauer opens the doors to the general public with his new documentary, “Studio 54.”
Tyrnauer told the audience after a showing of his film at the International Documentary Association’s annual screening series that “in a way, it’s the most-told story but it’s the least-told story.”
Studio 54 may have produced iconic pictures and made headlines for years (both during its ultra-exclusive heyday and after when owners Steve Rubell and Ian Schrager went to prison for tax evasion), but few know the real story.
Rubell died in 1989, and Schrager hadn’t spoken about his experience publicly — until Tyrnauer’s film.
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