Cool “Disco” Dan was here. And here. And seemingly everywhere.
Through the life story of this shy and troubled, but also resilient, young man, the filmmakers successfully shed light on “chocolate” D.C. at the end of the 20th century.
The documentary narrated by D.C. native Henry Rollins that tells the story of Washington, D.C. in the 1980s through the eyes of graffiti legend, COOL “DISCO” DAN.
Mixing exclusive interviews with dozens of local and national celebrities along with archival footage, Washington natives offer the most extensive portrait to date on this critical decade. Directed by Joseph Pattisall and executive produced by Roger Gastman (Exit Through the Gift Shop), the film finds the remarkably private character opening up about his twisting path to stardom – resulting in visits to mental institutions, experiences in warring neighborhoods and vigorous art shows.