General Public tickets › Members tickets ›

The Legend of COOL “DISCO” DAN

The Legend of COOL “DISCO” DAN

Event Type: screenings, documentary

Mon Oct 21 7:30pm
$6 General Public tickets › Members tickets ›

Overview

Overview 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)

You Might Also Like:

Nise: The Heart of Madness  

Nise: The Heart of Madness

Thu Aug 31, 7pm

Dr. Nise da Silveira (played by award-winning actress Gloria Pires)...

5th Annual Best of Baltimore Student Film Festival  

5th Annual Best of Baltimore Student Film Festival

Wed Sep 13, 7pm

Now in its 5th year, this festival presents the best student films...

29 Days Later Film Project 2017  

29 Days Later Film Project 2017

Thu Sep 14, 7pm

What can local indie filmmakers dream up in just 29 days?  Find out...

Made In Baltimore Short Film Festival  

Made In Baltimore Short Film Festival

Sat Sep 30, 7pm

This festival honors and awards the best filmmakers in the Greater...

Multilingual Baltimore  

Multilingual Baltimore

Thu Oct 12, 7pm

This screening shares stories of immigrants living in the Baltimore...

Rocky Horror Picture Show!  

Rocky Horror Picture Show!

Thu Oct 19, 7pm

The nuttiest, musical cult film of all time rockets back from 1975....

Learn about our shows & events!

Mailing List Signup »

Social Media:
Facebook Twitter InstagramYouTube
We are here thanks to donors like you!

Upcoming Events

View Full Calendar ›
Mia Halton: Encounters

Mia Halton: Encounters

On View: Aug 18 - Sep 9

Life Drawing

Life Drawing

Every Saturday