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Studio 54

Thursday August 02 | 8:10pm
Rosecliff Lawn

Rules & Guidelines

community event
picnics encouraged
food trucks on-site
live music
no dogs

newportFILM Outdoors is presented by
​LILA DELMAN REAL ESTATE and supported by 41º NORTH

6:10PM - Venue & food vendors open
6:55PM - Live music by The Harriet Manice Band
8:10PM - Film followed by Q&A with director Matt Tyrnauer and producer Corey Reeser, moderated by Richard Lawson, film critic for Vanity Fair

- Free popcorn + water station
- On-site food vendors: Diego's, Binge BBQ, A Fork in the Road,Tricycle Ice Cream
- Live music courtesy of Kiel James Patrick
- BYO picnic, blankets & chairs
- Rain Venue: Jane Pickens Theater (49 Touro Street, Newport)

“Matt Tyrnauer's thrilling and definitive documentary captures the delirium — and the dark side — of the legendary New York disco.” - Variety

“An infectious time capsule” - Entertainment Weekly


With  rare  footage,  a  parade  of  colorful  patrons  and  staff,  and  brutally  honest  interviews  with  Schrager  himself,  Studio  54  is  a  riveting  study  in  contradictions.  Inside  the  palatial  theatre-turned-disco,  the  crowd  reveled  in  an  atmosphere  of  total  acceptance,  whether  drag  queen,  octogenarian,  waiter,  or  celebrity.  Yet  outside,  a  frenzied,  excluded  mob  yearned  to  be  noticed  by  the  doorman  and  ushered  into  the  sanctum  of  pulsating  love.  Schrager  and  Rubell’s  glittering  creation  sprang  from  carefree  naiveté  and  unbridled  ambition—yet  those  same  instincts  managed  to  destroy  it.  This  bracing  story  reveals  how  even  the  most  culturally  potent  and  transformative  phenomena  can  be  vulnerable  and  fleeting.  

Run time: 98 min
Director(s): Matt Tyrnauer
Producer(s): John Battsek, p.g.a. Corey Reeser, p.g.a.