The story of the notorious 1970s New York City nightclub. Studio 54 was the epicenter of 70s hedonism–a place that not only redefined the nightclub, but also came to symbolize an entire era. Its co-owners, Ian Schrager and Steve Rubell, two friends from Brooklyn, seemed to come out of nowhere to suddenly preside over a new kind of New York society. Now, 39 years after the velvet rope was first slung across the club’s hallowed threshold, a feature documentary tells the real story behind the greatest club of all time.
A movie from 2001, starring Johnny Depp and Penelope Cruz, about the story of George Young who established the American cocaine market in the 1970s.
A documentary about the legendary editor-in-chief of The Washington Post, who became famous throughout the United States in the 1970s when he opposed the US government for the right to publish the “Pentagon Papers” – which eventually led to the fall of Richard Nixon.
The documentary can be seen at HBO.
Idi Amin was the dictator who, with populist charm and brutal violence, took control of Uganda. Between 1971 and 1979, he ruled Uganda with an iron fist and is, as the nickname “The Butcher of Uganda” suggests, responsible for the deaths of hundreds of thousands of people. After the fall of Amin’s regime, he fled to Saudi Arabia, where he lived until his death in 2003 (78 years old).
The documentary is available on youtube.