The Secret Disco Revolution

An idiosyncratic black-comic journey into the moral-political-aesthetic soul (if indeed there is one) of disco, the world’s most frustratingly enduring pop form.

Filmmaker Jamie Kastner investigates disco’s bizarrely clean modern incarnations (“Silent Disco,” “Baby Loves Disco,” “Spins and Needles” (disco knitting)  meets revisionist historians (Peter Shapiro, author, “Turn The Beat Around” who claims disco was gay/black/blue collar protest music) not to mention a disco PhD and a glittery gaggle of 70s icons. The cinematic journey bops from past to present, verité to ironic reenactment/dream sequences to interviews with a range of experts, luminaries, and devotees.