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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.

Directed by Jamie Kastner, 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, Thelma Houston and others. The Secret Disco Revolution is a goldmine of rarely seen stock footage with enough disco hits to shake your booty straight back to 1978.

This quietly hilarious, revolutionary 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 presents a fresh look at a well-known and loved era.

The Secret Disco Revolution
Dates: Friday and Saturday, August 2 and 3, 10:30 pm; Monday, August 5, 8:20 pm
Venue: Vancity Theatre, 1181 Seymour Street, Vancouver
Tickets: $11 (plus membership); available online or via the Vancity Theatre box office

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