‘STUDIO 54’ Tells Whole Sordid Story of this Legendary NYC Dance Club

By Gregory Crofton At the heart of this entertaining documentary is the rise of celebrity and sexual freedom, call it disco freedom, a safe place where gays, straights and transexuals could party side-by-side every night. Studio 54, which opened in…

Coach Fought Racial Discrimination With Blistering Work Ethic to Win Olympic Gold for Nashville

  By Gregory Crofton The world took notice when a young African-American sprinter from Tennessee named Wilma Rudolph won three gold medals at the 1960 Olympics in Rome. She was only 20 years old, and the first American to accomplish…

‘THE DEFIANT ONES’ is an Epic Docuseries on Dr. Dre and Jimmy Iovine Too Good to Miss

Interscope Records was home to Dr. DRE and Jimmy Iovine. Together they defined 90s popular music. By Gregory Crofton I was late in seeing “THE DEFIANT ONES,” a four-part docuseries (2017) directed by Allen Hughes (AMERICAN PIMP, MENACE II SOCIETY)…

‘BURDEN’ Tells the Story of a ‘Mad’ Performance Artist Who Got Older and Wiser

By Gregory Crofton A promotional still for the new documentary “BURDEN” shows artist Chris Burden wearing Speedos with his hands tied behind his back. He’s lying on his chest, struggling across a parking lot covered in broken glass using his…

‘THE PRICE OF EVERYTHING’ Reveals the Perverse Business that Drives the Contemporary Art World

By Gregory Crofton Director Nathaniel Kahn has made a film about the characters who drive the bizarre business models of the contemporary art industry. One of those characters is the man the photo above, Stefan Edlis, a retired Jewish businessman…

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