This feature documentary, narrated by D.C. native Henry Rollins, tells the story of Wash. D.C. in the 80s through the eyes of D.C. graffiti legend, Cool “Disco” Dan. The nation’s capital is well-known as the home of the White House, but there's a rich cultural history in the “other” Washington - the part most travel guides leave out.
D.C. “was nearly crippled by the crack epidemic of the 1980s, but boasts its own culture centered on the Go-Go beat, a local form of funk pioneered by Chuck Brown,” said filmmaker Joseph Pattisall. “Yet, just like the problems of the dysfunctional city of Washington, the Go-Go culture of what George Clinton dubbed ‘Chocolate City’ has been almost entirely ignored.” (2013, 86 min., New Orleans premiere)
MUSICALLY SPEAKING is a series of music-themed movie and documentary screenings, curated/hosted by DJ Soul Sister, & co-presented monthly by Soul Sister, Press Street, Charitable Film Network, & WWOZ FM. Free admission and refreshments.