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 documentary The Secret Disco Revolution juxtaposes disco revisionists against revealing new interviews with the era's biggest stars: 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: The Secret Disco Revolution is a quietly hilarious doc-satire that also features a Nabokovian narrator and "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. Interview subjects also include Harry Wayne "K.C." Casey (KC and the Sunshine Band) and Anita Pointer (Pointer Sisters). Official Web Site

Director:

Jamie Kastner

Cast:

Gloria Gaynor, Village People, Robert "Kool" Bell, Harry Wayne "K.C." Casey, Michael Musto, Thelma Houston, Martha Wash, Henri Belolo, Tom Moulton, Vince Aletti, Alice Echols, Peter Shapiro, Nicky Siano, Anita Pointer, Larry Harris, Maxine Nightingale, Evelyn "Champagne" King, The Trammps, Marc Benecke, Carmen D’Alessio, Joanne Horowitz

MPAA Rating:

NR

Run Time:

1hr 24mins

Release Year:

2012

Country Of Origin:

USA