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The Secret Disco Revolution

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Thursday, August 15 2013
7:30PM
 
 

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 ever allowing them off the dancefloor.

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