Tuesday, January 29, 2013

The Legend of Cool "Disco" Dan

“What makes me myself COOL “DISCO” Dan a legend in D.C. is because I’ve been true to the game.  It was my art that really kept me alive and my motivation to keep doing it.”


The Legend of COOL “DISCO” DAn is a feature documentary narrated by D.C. native Henry Rollins that tells the story of Washington, D.C. in the 1980s through the eyes of D.C. graffiti legend, COOL “DISCO”DAN. Blending exclusive interviews with dozens of local and national celebrities along with archival footage, Washington natives offer the most comprehensive portrait to date on this critical decade. The development of Go-Go, D.C.’s distinctive style of urban music, racial tensions, crews, sensationalist media, crack, and graffiti are important pieces of this story.  This documentary is a MUST SEE! as we attempt to bridge the gap of the rich cultural history of the District of Columbia with it's promising future. 
The screening is timed to coincide with Pump Me Up: D.C. Subculture of the 1980s at the Corcoran Gallery of Art and College of Art + Design (February 23—April 7, 2013), the first museum exhibition to explore the thriving underground of Washington, D.C. during the 1980s, giving visual form to the raucous energy of graffiti, Go-Go music, and a world-renowned punk and hardcore scene.
February 23, 2013 10:45 pm
AFI Silver Theatre and Cultural Center
8633 Colesville Road, Silver Spring, MD 20910

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