Thank God It’s Friday
Monday, July 8, 2019
Presented by Christian John Wikane! Post-screening Q&A with Casablanca Records disco artists Felipe Rose (original co-founder and native of Village People) and D.C. LaRue!
t’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). Tonight’s guest presenter, music journalist and essayist Christian John Wikane, is a veritable scholar of disco and an expert on all things related to tonight’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 TGIF Soundtrack! Rose & LaRue will discuss their experiences being a part of the film, Donna Summer’s legacy, Paul Jabara and Casablanca Records. For disco-philes and everyone who loves to boogie, there’s no other place to be. Thank God It’s Monday!
Screening as part of the Summer 2019 season of Queer|Art|Film.
- Country USA
- Year 1978
- Running Time 89 minutes
- Director Robert Klane
- Writer Barry Armyan Bernstein
- Editor Richard Halsey
- Cinematographer James Crabe
- Cast Donna Summer, Terri Nunn, Valerie Landsburg, Jeff Goldblum, Chick Vennera, Ray Vitte, Mark Lonow, Debra Winger