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by Dana Harris
April 22, 2011 8:09 AM
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Magnolia Pictures buys Peter Gatien Documentary "Limelight"

Peter Gatien, the subject of rakontur's documentary "Limelight."

Magnolia Pictures has acquired all world rights to "Limelight," a documentary about notorious nightclub owner Peter Gatien, from Billy Corben and Alfred Spellman's rakontur.

"Limelight" makes its world premiere tonight at the Tribeca Film Festival; Magnolia has already targeted an August theatrical release.

Directed by Corben and produced by Jen Gatien, Corben and Spellman, "Limelight" profiles Peter Gatien’s rise and fall in the world of NYC nightspot dominance as owner of Limelight, Tunnel, Palladium and Club USA.

This is Magnolia's third deal with rakontur, which also produced Magnolia releases "Cocaine Cowboys" and "Square Grouper," and Magnolia's second Tribeca acquisition, having picked up "Jiro Dreams of Sushi" earlier this week.

The deal was negotiated by Magnolia senior VP Tom Quinn with Spellman and Jen Gatien.

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2 Comments

  • loainspire | April 24, 2011 10:16 AMReply

    I sense a comeback. Nyc nightlife is about to be reborn. Never be able to bring back late 80's ny but revolution is coming

  • Mambo | April 22, 2011 9:16 AMReply

    He was the Fucken Man. That was when NYC was the shit. Now all these Clown Mid west idiots come & GentriDie everything. Tons of Bars
    Sad