American Swing (2009)

American Swing
Type Feature Film
MPAA Rating None
Runtime 1hr 21mins.
Genres Documentary, Historical, Urban
Keywords 1970s, 1980s, sex
Status Released
US Release Date
  
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Janon Fisher Research Researcher 458 12000003
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Keith Reamer Music Editor n/a 214 8000002
Linda Zibelli Makeup Artist n/a 120801 13000004
Derrick Carlomagno Audio n/a 120810 14000001
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Brian Pruitt Gaffer n/a 268 15000003
Peter Girardi Main Title Design Logo Design 120925 23000002
Jacinto Azistaran Production Assistant n/a 275 25000001
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Christopher Joy Transcripts Transcription 120993 26000001
Connor Hanwick Production Assistant n/a 275 25000002
Bruce Hodge Gaffer n/a 268 15000002
John Bell Gaffer n/a 268 15000001
Henry Lopez Audio n/a 120810 14000004
Devin Golub Audio n/a 120810 14000003
James Dipretoro Audio n/a 120810 14000002
Adam Mills Audio n/a 120810 14000005
George Rivas Audio n/a 120810 14000006
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Jeff Dittenber Sound Designer n/a 120915 14000008
Rob Saffi Audio n/a 120810 14000007
Niels Dachler Colorist n/a 120920 6000006
Cedar Connor Colorist n/a 120920 6000005
Mat Kaufman Director n/a 2 2000001
Veronica Vera Actor Herself 1 1000014
Annie Sprinkle Actor Herself 1 1000013
Howard Smith Actor Himself 1 1000012
Jon Hart Director n/a 2 2000002
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Jon Hart Producer n/a 3 3000004
Christian Hoagland Producer n/a 3 3000003
Gretchen McGowan Producer n/a 3 3000002
Melvin Van Peebles Actor Himself 1 1000011
John Leo Actor Himself 1 1000010
Donna Ferrato Actor Herself 1 1000004
Dan Dorfman Actor Himself 1 1000003
Betty Dodson Actor Herself 1 1000002
Al Goldstein Actor Himself 1 1000005
Professor Irwin Corey Actor Himself 1 1000006
Ed Koch Actor Himself 1 1000009
Buck Henry Actor Himself 1 1000008
Dian Hanson Actor Herself 1 1000007
Marlene Bartos Producer n/a 3 3000005
Howard Smith Consulting Producer n/a 548 3000005
Alexander Uhlmann Post-Production Coordinator n/a 120842 5000003
Virginia A. Williams Post-Production Supervisor n/a 120796 5000002
Steve Holmgren Production Manager Office Manager(HDNet Films) 305 5000001
Chris White Post-Production Coordinator n/a 120842 5000004
Christian Hoagland Cinematographer n/a 402 6000001
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Chris Coco Camera n/a 120798 6000003
Axel Baumann Camera n/a 120798 6000002
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Joana Vicente Executive Producer n/a 174 3000007
Jason Kliot Executive Producer n/a 174 3000006
Mark Cuban Executive Producer n/a 174 3000009
Leigh Devine Associate Producer n/a 171 3000010
Ken Waddell Associate Producer n/a 171 3000013
Jack B Siegel Associate Producer n/a 171 3000012
Jennifer Katz Associate Producer n/a 171 3000011
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Synopsis
The year was 1977 and New York City burned. As the metropolis hurtled into bankruptcy, the city's nightlife hit unprecedented heights. In midtown, the ultra-exclusive Studio 54 was a cocaine-fueled celebrity playhouse. Downtown, at the spartan CBGB's, punk rockers set out to destroy everything Pop. Meanwhile, in the basement of the prestigious Ansonia building on the conservative Upper West Side, Plato's Retreat opened its doors to ordinary couples who came to dance, to swim, and to swap. It was the start of a revolution. The brainchild of former wholesale meat purveyor Larry Levenson, Plato's Retreat quickly emerged as the epicenter of public sex for the "me" generation. Previously, swinging was mostly an underground activity, engaged in primarily by the attractive and well-to-do. But Plato's welcomed anyone and everyone. For a mere $35, couples checked their judgments and pedigrees at the door at this clothing-optioned Disneyland. Debutantes got it on next to bus drivers, as movie stars gave secretaries the "starlet treatment". For Levenson and others, Plato's was utopia. For some, it is a time capsule that they are eager to forget.