Premiere. Studio 54


From 2 June 2019




Garage Screen summer cinema


A history of the influential club that has become the symbol of the 1970s.

Welcome to Studio 54—the place where stars and top models dance side by side with drag queens, pretty guys and girls have a chance to wake up famous, and a Wall Street clerk who fought in Vietnam turns into the stunning Rollerena—roller skating around in a dress. Nothing is impossible: Bianca Jagger rides a white horse; bartenders sport eighteenth-century-inspired wigs and clothes for a Karl Lagerfeld party; plastic snow, golden sparkles, and cocaine are provided for all guests.

“You could be anyone that you wanted to be […] It was being in a room with a couple of thousand people like that, that created this combustible spark,” co-founders Steve Rubell and Ian Schrager recall. And while racism and homophobia flourished in the 1970s New York, inside the club everyone was equal provided that they had an interesting outfit. Photographs from Studio 54 were printed on the front pages of New York papers and acted like an Instagram of the time contributing to the cult of celebrities. But the better the party, the tougher the hangover, and the fall of the stars of Manhattan nightlife was as dramatic as their rise. In Matt Tyrnauer’s documentary witnesses of the era share their personal memories against the archival footage from the iconic venue that still inspires filmmakers, fashion designers and anyone who sees parties as a particular form of art.

Studio 54
Director: Matt Tyrnauer
USA, 2018. 98 min. 18+


Beat Film Festival is an international festival of documentaries with a focus on modern culture, founded in 2010. since it began, it has turned into an event of metropolitan scale, which acquaints the audience with the most relevant trends in the world of music, contemporary art, media, street culture, fashion, sport, and innovative technologies.

Its program includes Russian premiers of the most prominent films selected for major international film festivals, parties and special events with directors, musicians, and other representatives of contemporary culture. In 2017, the festival attracted over 21,000 people.


Standard: 450 RUB

 Garage Members: 225 RUB.


Concessions for pensioners, veterans, large families, under 18s, and visitors with disabilities (with one carer): 225 RUB**

To book members’ tickets, call +7 (499) 345-10-00 or email Booked tickets must be paid for no later than 30 minutes before the screening.

The film is in original language with Russian subtitles.
The event is accessible to deaf and hard of hearing visitors.

* For students of 18 to 25 years old with student ID
** Please bring proof of eligibility