Disco Godfather

Film • Dec 7

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This film is part of Preach Jacob’s Super Soul Sinema series.
Doors 9:00pm
Screening 9:30pm
Soul Records from Preach Jacobs and DJ Saxana 9:00 – 9:30pm and 11:00pm – Midnight

About Disco Godfather:

The shimmering finale in Rudy Ray Moore’s cycle of seventies gems––with a gritty PSA twist.

Rudy wholeheartedly dominates the role of retired cop/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!

About Super Soul Sinema:

Super Soul Sinema is a love letter to a forgotten realm of black film: Blaxploitation. Sure, some of the movies could be seen as low-brow or even B-Rated, but they showcased black filmmakers and artists doing things for the first time. Super Soul Sinema is hosted by Preach Jacobs, who will talk about the significance of the film,  followed by DJ sets of soul, funk, and everything that provided backdrops for the films.

1979. USA. 93 min. Rated R.