THE CURIOS & MAVERICKS SERIES
The ‘CURIOS & MAVERICKS’ series is curated by Scott Hall Mills founders Lord Whitney, which sets out to draw people together, spark curiosity, and inspire through creativity. More than your typical film screening, the ‘CURIOS & MAVERICKS’ film series looks to incite creative discussion, provoked by real-life stories.
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 ostracized, queer, and fabulous. Matt Tyrnauer's documentary chronicles the rise and fall of this nightclub’s founders: two best friends from Brooklyn, Ian Schrager and Steve Rubell, who conquered New York City only to have it crumble before their eyes.
With rare footage, a parade of colourful 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 revelled 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.
"Studio 54 reveals the revolutionary spirit of the greatest party in modern history" - Out Magazine
"A disco inferno or glamour, greed and thumping tunes" - Sight & Sound
"Glitters like a mirror ball" - Time Out
We're showing the film at Scott Hall Mills on Thursday 5th September at 7pm (arrival from 6.30pm). We'll run a friendly bar, provide some delicious snacks, and turn on the mirror ball.
Unfortunately Scott Hall Mills is not fully accessible, the event space is located on the 2nd floor and we do not have a lift. Any questions about this event please email email@example.com
We aim to provide a safe space for events, arts, film and music that brings people together. Scott Hall Mills is committed to creating an environment in which we priorities each others’ safety and wellbeing, in which harmful or marginalising behaviour is not tolerated.
Tickets are £4 via our EVENTBRITE LINK HERE or on the door, subject to availability.