THIS JUNE... The Paradise Theatre is about to become the hottest discotheque in town! Join us as we dim the lights and roll out the dance floor for a pride month celebration of a genre and a movement. The Paradise Presents: DISCO SUMMER- six films that explore a subculture: the music, the fashion, and the revolution.
TOUCH HIM AND YOU'RE DUST! The shimmering finale in of screen icon Rudy Ray Moore’s cycle of Seventies blaxploitation gems with the excess and extremities of the disco era on full display. Join us for the outrageously explicit cult classic- DISCO GODFATHER (screening on Father's Day!)
Rudy wholeheartedly dominates the role of retired cop cum celebrity DJ at the Blueberry Hill Disco. All is beautifully funky, until his nephew flips out on a strange new street drug called “angel dust”. The Disco Godfather vows "to personally come down on the suckers that's producing this shit!", slaps drug dealers, forces the kingpin to inhale his own product through a gas mask, and still finds time to pilot the Blueberry Hill. "Put a little slide in yo' glide," he pleads to the patrons, "put some weight on it!"
The scenes of drug-induced hallucinations and the tour of the hospital’s “PCP ward” hurtle this movie beyond Dolemite, beyond the stratosphere of strangeness and into Coffin Joe territory. Bring your own ambulance!
(Courtesy of American Genre Film Archive)
Sunday June 18th, 7 PM/6:30 PM Doors
Door tickets are available for purchase on the day of screening. Refunds can be requested up to 12 hours before the screening. All refunds must be requested and processed through eventbrite.
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