Mr. Saturday Night

TV-MA | pop culture & celebrities | 1 HR 22 MIN | 2021

In the mid-1970s, Australian entrepreneur Robert Stigwood gambled on a magazine article about the Brooklyn night club scene and turned it into the cultural touchstone Saturday Night Fever – making John Travolta a global superstar and reinvigorating disco with a platinum-selling soundtrack anchored in four number-one hits from the Bee Gees. Directed by John Maggio (HBO's A Choice of Weapons: Inspired by Gordon Parks), this fifth installment in the Music Box series chronicles Stigwood's meteoric career, from managing artists such as Eric Clapton and the Bee Gees, to producing the hit Broadway shows "Jesus Christ Superstar," "Tommy," and "Evita," to forever changing the way film studios approach movie soundtrack synergy. A fascinating and fast-paced profile, the film highlights the lasting impact of a visionary impresario, who left an indelible mark on both American cinema and the record industry.

Music Box series, a Ringer Films Production in association with Polygram Entertainment, is created by Bill Simmons. Mr. Saturday Night is directed by John Maggio (The Perfect Weapon).

Directing Mr. Saturday Night With John Maggio

Director John Maggio describes what drew him to make a documentary about Robert Stigwood, and how the film leans into the 1970s disco era to tell the story.