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Born underground on the heels of the civil rights movement and the Stonewall uprising, disco emerged as an exuberant musical genre, radical social movement and vibrant counterculture—before it was co-opted, exploited and violently stamped out.

In our collective pop-culture imagination disco has become a fad relegated to soft-focus memories of Saturday Night Fever and Studio 54. But it’s time to set the record straight: Disco. Never. Died.

Disco’s Revenge is a pulsating, experiential deep dive into the very soul of disco music and its enduring impact across genres and history, told by the people who created it, nurtured it, and in turn, discovered themselves on the dance floor. It isn’t just about why disco matters—but why, in these divisive times, disco matters more than ever.

Featuring interviews and performances by Nile Rodgers and Chic, Billy Porter, Nona Hendryx and LaBelle, Grandmaster Flash, Fab Five Freddy, Nicky Siano, Earl Young and The Trammps, Jellybean Benitez, Kevin Saunderson, Sylvester and Martha Wash and many others.

Distributor: Elevation Pictures


  • Director(s)

    • Omar Majeed
    • Peter Mishara
  • Producer(s)

    • Noah Segal
    • Sam Sutherland
    • Christina Piovesan
    • Dave Harris
  • Executive Producer(s)

    • Nile Rodgers
    • Stanley Nelson Jr.
    • Vivian Scott Chew
  • Writer(s)

    • Peter Mishara
    • Omar Majeed
  • Editor(s)

    • Omar Majeed
    • Peter Mishara
    • Navin Harrilal
  • Cinematography

    • Ashley Iris Gill
  • Composer

    • Tom Westin
  • Music

    • Jody Colero
    • Tiffany Su

Promotional Partners

May 2 screening sponsored by

Toronto Life

Member of

Directors Guild of Canada

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