THE SECRET DISCO REVOLUTION

Showings

Pavilion Auditorium Fri, Mar 22, 2013 8:15 PM
Savoy Theater - Downstairs Thu, Mar 28, 2013 8:45 PM
Pavilion Auditorium Fri, Mar 29, 2013 8:15 PM
Film Info
Type of Film:Documentary
Runtime:84 Minutes
Production Country:USA
Canada
Original Language:English
Rating:N/R
Cast/Crew Info
Director:Jamie Kastner

Description

Disco. Whether you love it or hate it, it was an undeniably massive cultural phenomenon, offering heady dance-floor escapism—and some priceless polyester outfits. But beneath the reverberating vocals, frenetic strobe lights and four-on-the-floor beat, there was a neon epiphany waiting to emerge. In this cheekily fun and intellectually absorbing documentary, director, satirist and comic provocateur Jamie Kastner offers a humorous and insightful investigation into the much-maligned genre, taking up the claim by academic revisionists that disco was in fact a misunderstood culture of protest and a movement of mass liberation for some of American society’s most marginalized citizens: women, African-Americans and gay men. Could disco enthusiasts actually have been unwitting foot soldiers in a glittering social revolution? –TIFF 2012