Limelight

2011

Limelight

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As the owner of legendary hotspots like Limelight, Tunnel, Palladium and Club USA, Peter Gatien was the king of the New York club scene until years of legal battles led to his eventual deportation to Canada. This exuberant documentary charts Gatien's rise and fall against the transformation of New York City, offering a wild ride through a now-closed chapter in the history of NYC nightlife. From the director of "Cocaine Cowboys." -- (C) Official Site

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  • The movie was produced by Jen Gatien, its subject's daughter, so its agenda should be fairly obvious. But it's an engrossing story nonetheless.

    October 13, 2011 | Full Review…
  • Depending on your age, Limelight could make you nostalgic for those bad old days - and sort of glad you'll never be able to relive them.

    October 13, 2011 | Rating: 3/4 | Full Review…
  • Watching Limelight, about the rise and politically engineered fall of onetime Manhattan nightclub kingpin Peter Gatien, is like looking through a family album: If you're in the family, you might be interested.

    September 24, 2011

    John Anderson

    Variety
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  • Gatien's story is worth telling. Which makes it all the more unfortunate that director Billy Corben presents it in such a methodical fashion.

    September 23, 2011 | Rating: 2/4 | Full Review…
  • Limelight offers a few moderately enlightening interviews and a lot of candy-colored lights.

    September 23, 2011 | Full Review…

    Mark Jenkins

    NPR
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  • Transporting as it is, this doc leaves a bad taste in your mouth, if just for the ill will it drudges up.

    September 23, 2011 | Rating: 3/5 | Full Review…

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