Tuesday, 30 April 2013

AMERICAN SWING






Title: American Swing
Subtitle: The Rise and Fall of  Plato's Retreat
Directors:
Jon Hart, Mathew Kaufman
Format:
Closed-captioned, Color, Dolby, NTSC, Subtitled, Widescreen
Language: English
Subtitles: Spanish
Region: Region 1
Aspect Ratio: 1.78:1
Number of discs: 1
Rated: NR (Not Rated)
Studio: Mongrel Media
DVD Release Date: April 14, 2009
Run Time: 81 minutes
Price: USD 19.98
Entry No: 2013013 

Entry Date: 30th April 2013                         

FILM  DESCRIPTION

Larry Levenson, a.k.a. the King of Swing, was the quixotic owner of Plato’s Retreat during the late 1970’s. From 1977 to 1985, Plato’s Retreat was home for Larry and his gang of swinging couples, inquisitive singles and celebrities of all kinds. Nights included dancing, drinking, drugs, and of course, the live group sex. Despite attacks from the media, politicians, the IRS and finally the Mayor of New York, Larry responded to his critics with a sometimes jovial, always honest defense of the lifestyle. This provocative documentary chronicles the rise and fall of the notorious nightclub.







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