The Legend of COOL “DISCO” DAN
Director: Joseph Pattisall
Produced by Roger Gastman
USA, 2012, 90 mins.
Discover the "other" Washington of the 1980s through the story of legendary graffiti artist Cool "Disco" Dan, a mysterious, ubiquitous presence during the height of go-go music, record crime rates and city-wide dysfunction. Few people knew every block of the city like Dan, and as intrigue about his identity grew, his illegal scrawl became a unifying force for a city on the verge of chaos. Narrated by DC native Henry Rollins and featuring interviews with "Mayor for Life" Marion Barry, civil rights activist Rev. Walter Fauntroy, punk rock historian and activist Mark Andersen, and musicians Chuck Brown and Ian MacKaye, this documentary from filmmakers Joseph Pattisall and Roger Gastman ( of Exit Through the Gift Shop fame) tells a fascinating chapter of DC history. (synopsis adapted from AFI Silver Theatre and Cultural Center)
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