Studio One Forever

Sat Apr 20 2024 at 07:15 pm to 09:15 pm

Angelika Film Center & Café - Dallas | Dallas

USA Film Festival
Publisher/HostUSA Film Festival
Studio One Forever
Director/editor/producer Marc Saltarelli, Bruce Vilanch & producer Stephen Israel will be in attendance to present the riveting documentary!
About this Event

From 1974-1994, Studio One and its adjoining live music venue, The Backlot, became symbols of hope and community for gay men during tumultuous times. Amidst the rise of gay rights, disco’s heyday, and the devastating AIDS crisis, the club offered sanctuary from rampant homophobia and police oppression. It was where legends like Liza Minnelli and Eartha Kitt performed, and rising stars like Roseanne Barr and Rosie O’Donnell ignited their careers. Fast forward 26 years, as West Hollywood faces the demolition of this iconic building, a community uproar emerges to preserve its history. Through personal accounts, the documentary delves into Studio One’s story against the backdrop of a progressing gay liberation clashing with 80’s conservatism and the escalating AIDS nightmare. The film is a testament to an era, immortalizing the club’s legacy for future generations. Marc Saltarelli’s riveting documentary features interviews with Liz Torres, Divine (archival), Geri Jewell, Bruce Vilanch, Leigh McCloskey, Chita Rivera, Lance Bass, Melissa Rivers, Roslyn Kind, Felipe Rose of the Village People, and many more. 96mins.



Event Venue & Nearby Stays

Angelika Film Center & Café - Dallas, 5321 East Mockingbird Lane, Dallas, United States


USD 10.00

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