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The Legend of Cool "Disco" Dan

HD   NR Closed Captioning

Joseph Pattisall

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About the Movie

“The Legend of Cool 'Disco' Dan” is the story of black Washington DC told from the perspective of Cool “Disco” Dan starting with his birth during the civil rights era and follows his life parallel with the rise of Go-Go music through the 1980s (which is the unheard but yet dominant urban music of DC) and also local DC politics with Marion Barry’s rise and fall. Despite ending up homeless Cool “Disco” Dan used graffiti to escape the social problems D. C. had in the 1980s when things turned violent and became known as the Murder Capital of the United States. Cool “Disco” Dan ends up as a cult character of DC and his name becomes a symbol of survival during DC’s most trying years.

Customer Reviews

Who is Cool "Disco" Dan??

If you grew up in the DMV (DC, MD, VA) area in the 80's, you know what I'm talking about. This guy's name was EVERYWHERE. Well now you can hear his story- and it's not just his story- it's the story of DC. The Reagan years, the drug war, the crack epidemic, Hip-Hop, Go-Go (you'll find out what this is), and harDCore punk. This should be required viewing for anyone moving here who wants to know a little bit more about what made this town what it is, that you can't read in the newspapers.

The Legend of Cool "Disco" Dan
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  • $12.99
  • Genre: Documentary
  • Released: 2013

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