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

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

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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