Queer|Art|Film Summer 2019 season continues with Thank God It’s Friday (1978) in 35mm at IFC Center, New York, Monday 8th July 8pm. Presented by Christian John Wikane with a post-screening Q&A with Casablanca Records disco artists Felipe Rose (original co-founder and native of Village People) and D.C. LaRue.
Synopsis: It’s Friday night, 1978, and a crowd of cool cats are headed to LA’s hottest disco looking for love, lust, drugs, and dancing! Most famous among them is Donna Summer, who plays an aspiring singing trying to convince the disco’s DJ to let her perform her new song “Last Dance” (which became Summer’s biggest hit and won an Oscar).
Queer|Art|Film guest presenter, music journalist and essayist Christian John Wikane, is a veritable scholar of disco and an expert on all things related to this month’s film. Post-screening, Wikane will be interviewing Casablanca Records’ disco legends Felipe Rose, the Original Co-Founder and Native of Village People and D.C. LaRue (“Cathedrals”), who both have songs on the film’s soundtrack. Rose and LaRue will discuss their experiences being a part of the film, Donna Summer’s legacy, Paul Jabara and Casablanca Records.
The details: Queer|Art|Film screens Thank God It’s Friday (1978) in 35mm at IFC Center, New York, Monday 8th July 8pm. Presented by Christian John Wikane with a post-screening Q&A with Felipe Rose and D.C. LaRue. For more information and to purchase tickets head to the IFC Center website.