A Weekend With Dolly Hall

54: DIRECTOR’S CUT

Directed by Mark Christopher

USA, 1998, 1h 45min, DCP

A Weekend With Dolly Hall

AFS Cinema

6406 N I-35 Suite 3100 Austin, TX 78752

Showtime

Sat, Feb 25

Pricing

$13.50 evening / $11 matinee

$4 discounts for AFS MAKE & WATCH members. Free for LOVE & Premiere members.

AISD educator/local high school & college student discount: $4 off
(Available at the box office only with valid employment/school ID. Not eligible for use on special screenings or events.)

“A glitter bomb of sex, drugs and debauchery.”
Indiewire

“A lost classic of gay cinema.”
Vulture

Producer Dolly Hall will join us for an introduction and a post-screening Q&A moderated by Queer Cinema: Lost & Found guest programmer, archivist, and filmmaker Elizabeth Purchell.

Released in 1998 in a butchered edit that stripped its lead (Ryan Phillippe, in a smoldering performance as a Jersey boy with loose morals and an even looser zipper) of his bisexual identity, 54 was subsequently flamed by critics who “burn, baby, burn”-ed it right out of theaters. Nearly 20 years after its disastrous release, this daring Hollywood exploration of the hedonistic Studio 54 era was resurrected in a new director’s cut, complete with 45 minutes of never-before-seen footage, proving there’s never a last dance, or chance, for a dream. Co-Starring Salma Hayek, Neve Campbell, and Mike Myers.

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