LARRY’S GARAGE - The story of Larry Levan and the Paradise Garage.

Screening at Ritzy Brixton

* You must be a ticketholder for Brixton Disco Festival 2020
* Screening provisional time - 3.45pm
* Signing up does not guarantee entry, please arrive early

* The screening also includes a post-screening Q+A:
John Morales talks to Bill Brewster about NYC nightlife in the late 70s and early 80s.

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Corrado Rizza (Producer and Director) - Massimo Mascolo ( Producer and Editor) - Claudio Napoli ( Producer and Art Direction) - Domenico Scuteri ( Original Music) - Crescenzo Mazza ( Online editor)

Interviews: ALAN FIERSTEIN ARTHUR BAKER BARBARA TUCKER BERNARD FOWLER BERNARD PRINCE THOMAS BOB CASEY BOY GEORGE BRAD LeBEAU CRAIG KALLMAN DANNY KRIVIT DAVID DEPINO DAVID MANCUSO DAVID MORALES DERRICK VASQUEZ ERNIE LOMBARDI FRANCOIS KEVORKIAN FRANKIE KNUCKLES FREDDY BASTONE HECTOR ROMERO JOEY LLANOS JOEY MADONIA JUSTIN BERKMANN KEITH HARING KENNY CARPENTER LARRY LEVAN LENNY FONTANA LITTLE LOUIE VEGA MARK RILEY MICHAEL DE BENEDICTUS MICHELLE SAUNDERS NATHAN BUSCH NICKY SIANO PATRICIA FIELD PAUL OAKENFOLD RAVEN FOX RAY CAVIANO RICHARD SWERET RICHARD VASQUEZ RONNIE ROBERTS SHEBA LEGEND SHUJI HIROSE STONEBRIDGE TIM LAWRENCE TINA PAUL TONY HUMPHRIES VICTOR ROSADO YUKY WATANABE

In July of 2015 while surfing the net, the Italian DJ and music producer Corrado Rizza found what he considered to be an amazing video on YouTube. It was published by Hiroyuki Kajino, an active Japanese DJ in the 80's. It was an unpublished interview with the famous DJ Larry Levan from the Paradise Garage in New York City. The Paradise Garage opened in 1977 and it was a legendary club where Larry Levan showed his creative genius for ten years. He was so creative that he turned his club into a temple of music. Larry died prematurely in 1992, at the age of 38. The video that Corrado Rizza found on YouTube was recorded at The Choice in New Yor City in 1989. The Choice was a Discotheque created by Richard Vasquez and Joey Llanos after the "Garage" closed, inside the formerly known disco Loft by David Mancuso. Larry's interview today, after almost 30 years, is still extraordinary and very modern. After that incredible discovery, Corrado Rizza got in touch with the Japanese DJ and asked him for the exclusive rights. Corrado wanted to produce and direct a documentary featuring Larry's interview and to tell the story of the Paradise Garage. Hence the title of Larry's Garage. Corrado began coproducing the movie with Claudio Napoli and Massimo Mascolo, two fellow Italians videomakers who just moved to NYC. For four years, they worked to reconstruct Larry's story and the story of the "Garage" through original and archive footage. Understanding what Larry represented for many people and for the entire club culture was the primary goal. Unfortunately, they discovered that many of his friends were gone. Many because of AIDS that affected the gay community so severely in the 80's. However, they managed to find people between New York City, Los Angeles, London, Rome and Miami willing to share their experiences and memories about Larry and the "Garage." They were able to interview more than 40 people and along the way they found more exclusive videos, like a long video about Larry shot inside the club Mars by Yuki Watanabe. It was made in the early '90s, just before Larry started a tour in Japan, the last place where Larry worked and was strongly acclaimed.


TESTIMONIALS:

"LARRY'S GARAGE" REALLY PORTRAYS A TRUE HISTORICAL PERSPECTIVE OF WHAT THE PARADISE GARAGE WAS REALLY ALL ABOUT AND HOW IT MADE SUCH A TREMENDOUS IMPACT ON THE DANCE MUSIC SCENE IN NEW YORK CITY AND WORLDWIDE”
RAY CAVIANO - PRESIDENT, RFC/FRESH RECORDS

"A FASCINATING DOCUMENTARY HAS YOU MEET THE REAL PERSON BEHIND THE LEGEND THAT BECAME LARRY LEVAN. THIS IS AN IMPORTANT PART OF THE GLOBAL CLUB HISTORY JIGSAW PUZZLE."
JUSTIN BERKMANN - DJ AND CREATOR OF THE MINISTRY OF SOUND

"I'VE ALWAYS BEEN A FAN OF ONE OF THE GREATEST DJ'S IN THE WORLD. THIS DOCUMENTARY SHEDS LIGHT ON HIS TRUE TALENT. I WAS VERY FORTUNATE ENOUGH TO HAVE MET HIM AND COMMISSIONED HIS LAST REMIX THAT HE EVER DID."
PAUL OAKENFOLD - DJ/PRODUCER

"THERE WAS NO PLACE LIKE THE PARADISE GARAGE. LARRY TOOK US ON A MAGICAL JOURNEY EACH AND EVERY NIGHT. SEE THIS MOVIE AND GET A FEEL FOR WHAT IT WAS ALL ABOUT."
CRAIG KALLMAN - CHAIRMAN AND CEO OF ATLANTIC RECORDS

* You must be a ticketholder for Brixton Disco Festival 2020
* Screening provisional time - 3.45pm
* Signing up does not guarantee entry, please arrive early

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