• The Secret Disco Revolution (2012)

The Secret Disco Revolution

Release Date: 2012

DVD Release Date: September 3rd, 2013

Not Yet Rated |1 hr 25 min

Plot Summary

Alice Echols, Michael Musto, Gloria Gaynor, Thelma Houston and others appear in filmmaker Jamie Kastner's exploration of disco music's empowerment of women, blacks and homosexuals.

Cast: Peter Keleghan

Director: Jamie Kastner

Genres: Documentary

Ratings & Reviews

  • 50
    Kyle SmithNew York Post

    Its priceless clips from the disco era aside, The Secret Disco Revolution laughably fails to turn Barry White and Donna Summer into the Che Guevara and Emma Goldman of the dance floor. show more

  • 80
    The Guardian

    Rather than simply charting the rise and fall of disco to a thumping soundtrack, the film presents an unexpected school of thought – that disco was actually a vehicle of liberation, a revolutionary tool used to end the oppression of women and black and gay people in 1970s America. show more

  • 63
    Slant Magazine

    Jamie Kastner bows fully to hedonism in lieu of all the scholarly theories on disco's lasting impact--a tidy but gutless way of tying together so many disparate arguments by such disparate people. show more

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