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'The Secret Disco Revolution' In Theaters Today (You May Think You Know Disco, But...)

Might what we know as Disco actually contain hidden meanings, despite attempts by "revisionists" to re-shape it as as a misunderstood culture of protest? Through interviews with the likes of Gloria Gaynor, The Village People, Kool and the Gang, and others, along with a goldmine of stock footage and speculative reenactments, The Secret Disco Revolution presents a comical investigation into disco and its "mysterious longevity." A glittery pop journey into the moral-political-aesthetic soul of Disco, the most famously flakey pop form that will not die. From the current “silent disco” craze to evergreen concert queen Donna Summer, filmmaker Jamie Kastner bops verite-style from...
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It Takes a Village People: Jamie Kastner's 'The Secret Disco Revolution' Acquired by Screen Media Films

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Screen Media Films has acquired U.S. theatrical rights to Jamie Kastner’s “The Secret Disco Revolution.” The company plans a June theatrical release. Gloria Gaynor, Village People, Kool and the Gang, Kc and the Sunshine Band and more appear in the documentary about the birth of disco in the ’70s and the part the music movement played in the liberation of gays, blacks and women. The movie includes footage and classic songs of the era such as “Boogie Fever," “Macho Man," “I Will Survive” and “It’s Raining Men.” Read More: Tiff Capsule Review: 'The Secret Disco Revolution' Kastner also wrote and produced the project. “For anyone that grew up with disco this film will transport you back in time while filling in the blanks to what you didn’t even realize was happening around you," said Screen Media Films president Suzanne Blech. “If you weren’t around at the.
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The Secret Disco Revolution – review

So it turns out that disco was actually a revolutionary tool that ended the oppression of women and black and gay people in the Us. Who knew?

I like disco as much as the next person, which is to say I like it at night, in moderate helpings, and only when accompanied by spirits. Disco has long been the musical genre to caricature rather than savour, best enjoyed in the background on hazy nights out rather than as a legitimate musical experience. So presented with the opportunity to sit through a two-hour disco documentary at the London film festival, I was a bit circumspect.

But from the first bar of that sour-sweet high-octane disco beat, I was hooked. This is because The Secret Disco Revolution is no ordinary history lesson about the 70s craze. Rather than simply charting the rise and fall of disco to a thumping soundtrack, the film
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