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Film Info

Film Information

Exhibition Title Limelight
Original Title Limelight
English Title Limelight
Director Billy Corben
Year 2011
Format HD
Colour Color
Duration 104'
  • Fotografía / Cinematography: Randy Valdes, Ralf Gonzalez, Alexa Harris, Trisha Solyn
  • Edición / Editing: Sam Rega
  • Producción / Producer: Alfred Spellman, Billy Corben, Jen Gatien
  • Compañía Productora / Production Company: Rakontur
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As the owner of legendary hotspots like The Limelight –located in al old Anglican church–, Tunnel, Palladium, and Club USA, Peter Gatien was the undisputed king of the 80’s New York City club scene. The eye-patch-sporting Ontario native built and oversaw an empire that counted tens of thousands of patrons per night and acted as a conduit for cultural movements that defined the image of an era in New York. Then, the legal and police offensive spearheaded by Mayor Giuliani against the nightlife led to Gatien’s deportation to Canada, and the dismantling of his glitzy kingdom. Featuring insider interviews with famous players in the golden age of clubbing as well as key informants in Gatien’s high-profile trial, Corben’s exuberant documentary covers the wild side and sheds light on a life on the fast lane. Not just the one of its protagonist, but also the one of New York, a city that is always transforming and reinventing itself.


Schedule for this film

13 Apr / 16:15 h
sold out
sold out
15 Apr / 19:15 h
sold out
sold out
19 Apr / 21:45 h
sold out
sold out


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