THE LEGEND OF COOL "DISCO" DAN
The Legend of COOL “DISCO” DAN is a feature-length documentary narrated by D.C. native Henry Rollins that tells the story of Washington, D.C. in the 1980's through the eyes of D.C. graffiti legend, COOL “DISCO” DAN. Blending exclusive interviews with dozens of local and national celebrities along with archival footage, Washington natives offer the most comprehensive portrait to date on this critical decade. The development of Go-Go, D.C.’s distinctive style of urban music, racial tensions, crews, sensationalist media, crack, and graffiti are important pieces of this story. Roger Gastman and good friend and filmmaker Joseph Pattisall spent over ten years researching and documenting the unknown stories of COOL “DISCO” DAN’s D.C. for the project. Currently showing in U.S. cities, the film has screened in several art museums, theaters, and special engagements across the country and is available on DVD.