The Last Days of Disco @ The Flicks 2 @ The Empire
Last Days of Disco loosely depicts the “last days” at a disco palace, where drugs, sex and weirdness ran rampant. The story centers around a group of friends who frequent the disco and each other.
All the characters are searching for something to make their lives more fulfilling. Some are searching for everlasting love and some just want something different. As the disco is closed, they all wonder can disco ever really be dead?
This very witty film hasn’t received nearly enough praise for its effortless humor, great ensemble acting, and brilliant script.
One of the nice points made subtly by Last Days is that, in a sense, discotheques were Utopian communities at night where the Upper East Side WASPS danced next to (gasp!) blacks and gay men!
The climate of the discos was accepting of people of all colors and sexual orientations. It’s nice to have a film display this belief and show the disco movement its due credit.
(113 mins, comedy, drama, music)