The Legend of Cool "Disco" Dan

When
Sat Sep 28, 2013
Where
Yerba Buena Center for the Arts (YBCA) Screening Room
Time
7:30 PM
Cost
$8 - $10
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Description

Co-director Roger Gastman in person

Discover the "other" Washington, D.C. of the 1980s through the story of legendary graffiti artist Cool "Disco" Dan, a mysterious, ubiquitous presence during the height of go-go music and record crime rates. Few people knew every block of the city like Dan, and his illegal scrawl became a unifying force for a city on the verge of chaos. Narrated by D.C. native Henry Rollins, the film features interviews with "Mayor for Life" Marion Barry, historian and activist Mark Andersen, musicians Chuck Brown and Ian MacKaye, and more. Filmmakers Joseph Pattisall and Roger Gastman (producer, Exit Through the Gift Shop) illuminate a fascinating chapter of American history, when hip hop and hardcore converged in an atmosphere of total urban collapse. (2012, 90 min, digital)

This is presented as part of our Back in the Day film series, which honors important and influential (but lesser known) icons of hip hop and urban subculture with two premiere screenings.

More Info

Link
http://www.ybca.org/back-in-the-day
Call
415.978.2787 (Box Office)

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Location

  1. Yerba Buena Center for the Arts (YBCA) Screening Room
    701 Mission Street, San Francisco, CA