Screen Media Films has acquired U.S. theatrical rights to the documentary “Secret Disco Revolution,” featuring interviews with many 70’s music icons, including Gloria Gaynor (pictured with model), The Village People, and Kool and the Gang.
ScreenMedia plans a June 2013 U.S. theatrical run of the documentary, the company announced Monday.
Written, directed, and produced by Kastner, the film looks into the disco movement and many of its key figures.
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“For anyone that grew up with disco this film will transport you back in time while filling in the blanks to what you didn’t even realize was happening around you," said Suzanne Blech, president of Screen Media Films.
“If you weren’t around at the time to get caught up in the disco craze, the music and the moves will make you want to get up and dance," Blech said.
Entertainment One Films International (eOne) has also sold the film to a number of other territories, including Japan (Kadokawa), Italy (Sky Arts) and Germany, Austria, Switzerland and France, all through ZDF Arte.
The Screen Media deal was negotiated by Blech and Charlotte Mickie from eOne, along with Andrew Herwitz from The Film Sales Company, on behalf of the filmmakers.