Iconic nightclub Paradise Garage will be getting its own film highlighting its contribution to New York City’s dance music culture and nightlife.

Written and directed by Jonathan Ullman, former club DJs and staff have been consulted for the film, including David DePino, who is credited for the film’s story, and Joey Llanos. The film is also expected to portray the club’s sole proprietor Michael Brody.

Ullman’s previous work includes a mini-doc about Paradise Garage’s iconic DJ Larry Levan and the block party thrown in his memory, hosted by Red Bull Music Academy back in 2014. Kobna Holdbrook-Smith will be playing the role of the legendary Levan, who passed away in 1992.

The film will be joining 54 as another biopic about NYC’s 1970 club scene. While you wait for the film, be sure to check out Ullman’s aforementioned 15-minute doc below.

Words by Marcus Cho
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