The Secret Disco Revolution is playing at TIFF this year as part of their documentary programming.
It doesn’t matter how young or old you are – it’s highly unlikely that you haven’t heard of disco. Though relatively short-lived, it was a huge musical and style phenomenon of the 1970s that continues to have influence and cultural currency today. In director Jamie Kastner’s hands, disco – the music, the dance floors, the fashions – is the subject of a thorough investigation, revealing that the genre had core of social protest, a liberation movement for women, African-Americans and gay men. Kastner interviewed those who served in the disco trenches, from DJs to performers, and brings to light unseen archival footage of disco parties and some of the hottest dance clubs of the day.
Why should you see it?
The Secret Disco Revolution sounds like it’s going to be a great deal of fun, a humorous yet “meticulously researched” gem on a musical era that has been celebrated, maligned, ridiculed, and frequently resurrected. And if the trailer is any indication, your toes will also be tapping. I can’t wait to see the all the polyester, sparkle, and dance routines!
The Secret Disco Revolution is screening on
- Saturday, September 8, 2012 at 9:45 pm at Scotiabank 3, and
- Thursday, September 13, 2012 at 3:00 pm at the Bloor Hot Docs Cinema.
The Secret Disco Revolution Trailer
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