STUDIO 54- newportFILM Outdoors Free Screening 8/2
548 Bellevue Ave
Newport RI 02840
Join us at the Newport Art Museum for newportFILM Outdoors’ free screening of STUDIO 54 presented by LILA DELMAN REAL ESTATE, supported by FORTY 1º NORTH.
Venue and food vendors open 6:10 PM – Live Music by THE HARRIET MANICE BAND courtesy of KIEL JAMES PATRICK 6:55 PM – Film 8:10 PM Followed by Q&A with director Matt Tyrnauer and producer Corey Reeser, moderated by Richard Lawson, film critic for Vanity Fair.
Free Popcorn and water station
On-site food vendors: Diego’s, Binge BBQ, A Fork in the Road, Tricycle Ice Cream
BYO picnic, blankets & chairs
Rain Venue: Jane Pickens Theatre 49 Touro St Newport
ABOUT THE FILM
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.