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.”
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 time to get caught up in the disco craze, the music and the moves will make you want to get up and dance."
Blech negotiated the deal with Charlotte Mickie from Entertainment One Films International and Andrew Herwitz from The Film Sales Company on behalf of the filmmakers.