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Funkytown (2011)

R | | Drama | 4 March 2011 (Canada)
1976. Montreal. Eight people who wanted to see and be seen at the trendiest disco will be juggling fame and anonymity until they will be forced to make sober choices in an era when excess was the norm, and when disco was king.

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Bastien Lavallée
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Tino DeiFiori
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Jonathan Aaronson
Sarah Mutch ...
Adriana
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Gilles Lefebvre
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Mimi
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Daniel Lefebvre
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Hélène
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Tina LoMonaco
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Nicole
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Connie Lavallée
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Cynthia Lavallée
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Carlo
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Jason
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Set in Montreal during the disco phenomenon some 35 years ago, Funkytown follows the life of a group of colorful characters. We follow their lives and tribulations as everyone converges on a regular basis at Montreal's hot disco spot: Starlight. Along the way, several events take place that change these characters' lives. As these characters' lives unfold, the Parti Québécois takes power changing the cultural landscape in Quebec while the disco craze slowly fades. While we keep up with these various characters - it is Bastien who is a central part of this story. His drug addiction, dreams to become an actor and womanizing - make him the "bigger than life" typical 70s character around which the whole story revolves. Written by S G.

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$7,200,000 (estimated)

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CAD 384,413 (Canada) (31 January 2011)
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The Starlight nightclub is inspired by the The Lime Light, a real 1970s Montreal nightclub. Some scenes were filmed at 1258 Rue Stanley, now home of the dance club "La Boom" and the strip club "Chez Parée". Director Daniel Roby told the Montreal Mirror "We were so lucky because we got to shoot the club scenes in the actual location where the Limelight was and recreate a real disco club on the dance-floor where all that history actually happened." See more »

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The nighttime panoramic view of 1978 New York should include the World Trade Center's twin towers. See more »

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References A Clockwork Orange (1971) See more »

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Disco inferno
Written by Leroy Green & Ron Kersey
Performed by Andrew Leader
Cherry River Music
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Where was I when this movie came out!
28 August 2013 | by (Canada) – See all my reviews

I just picked up the copy of Funky Town expecting some watered down version of what really happened back then. Oh boy, did it hit all of my buttons.

First, I am a Vietnam Veteran and although I came home in 1969, the US was in the war until 1973. People were in a need to find, invent and test new things. That included drugs, women and music.

I did not dance until Disco started, but once I started, I couldn't stop, that includes today and I am 65-years old. I traveled extensively across the US and Canada for my company.

Not a night went by I wasn't trolling up and down the highways in Boston, San Francisco,Toronto or Vancouver and places in between, searching for a place to show off my moves with some hot, beautiful woman. I had a two, maybe three hour window from when the bars closed at 4 AM to the time I went to work and started all over again. I have no physical memory of my 38th birth year. No I never, ever did drugs, it was just everything was a blur.

I met many memorable people. I also met my wife, but for two years prior, we traveled across the mid-west United States showing people the Disco dance moves.

If you did not exist or were in your diapers then, it is hard to explain the movement, the dances, fashions, singers and music.

And yes, people actually sang. It played on the radio, television, in cafe's, hallways, blared from anemic car radios and stores. You could not escape it.

Oh did I say I am a Jaguar XKE buff?


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