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Preview Feature Doc 'The Secret Disco Revolution' (You May Think You Know Disco, But You Don't)

Photo of Tambay A. Obenson By Tambay A. Obenson | Shadow and Act August 15, 2012 at 2:34PM

Might what we know as Disco actually contain hidden meanings, despite attempts by revisionist 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."
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Disco Revolution

Might what we know as Disco actually contain hidden meanings, despite attempts by revisionist 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."

The Canadian-produced feature documentary was directed by Jamie Kastner; it'll premiere at the Toronto International Film Festival next month.

Cheekily fun and intellectually absorbing, Jamie Kastner’s meticulously researched documentary casts a new light on the much-maligned musical genre, contending that the disco era represented a moment of mass liberation for women, African-Americans and gay men.

Here's it's cheekily fun trailer:


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