The Last Days of Disco (1998)



Director:    Whit Stillman.

Starring:       ChloŽ Sevigny (Alice), Kate Beckinsale (Charlotte), Chris Eigeman (Des), Mackenzie Astin (Jimmy), Matt Keeslar (Josh), Robert Sean Leonard (Tom), Jennifer Beals (Nina), Matt Ross (Dan), Tara Subkoff (Holly), Burr Steers (Van), David Thornton (Bernie), Jaid Barrymore (Tiger Lady), Sonsee Neu (Diana), Edoardo Ballerini (Victor), Scott Beehner (Adam).

It was no-holds-barred hedonistic party time in Manhattan in the early 80's and everyone wants to party, including two conservative Hampshire College graduates who seek acceptance into Studio 54 as the penultimate prize of hipness.  After all, weren't the Hollywood and Jet Sets going there to do whatever they wanted (and they wanted booze, drugs, and sex).  It was a sign of the times that so many Americans just wanted to party-party.


Patrick Louis Cooney, Ph. D.









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