Secret Disco Revolution

Director Jamie Kastner
Genre Documentary
Runtime 85 minutes
Supplier Disco Doc Inc.
Festivals/Awards Official Selection - TIFF 2012

Synopsis

The disco era, long dismissed as a time of hedonistic excess, has been gravely misunderstood. Revisionist historians now argue the era was in fact an important time of protest: liberating gays, blacks and women.
The Secret Disco Revolution juxtaposes disco revisionists against revealing new interviews with the era's biggest stars: The Village People, Gloria Gaynor, Kool and the Gang... A goldmine of rarely seen stock footage, and enough disco hits to shake your booty straight back to 1978.
But the film's form is as revolutionary as its content:
This quietly hilarious doc-satire also features an unreliable Nabokovian narrator; "reenactments" that are speculative to the point of complete fantasy; and a unique tone of sustained irony that both presents a fresh look at a well-known era, and compels audiences to question it, without allowing them off the dancefloor.

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Sept.16-17, 2013 Ottawa, ON Bytowne Cinema
Aug.21-22, 2013 Victoria, BC Cinecenta

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