“A great film. From start to finish this movie was amazing.” – The Film Reel
This energetic Boogie Nights-style ensemble drama from openly gay screenwriter Steve Gallucio (Mambo Italiano) follows the glamorous denizens of Montreal’s Starlight disco — from superstar deejay Bastien and his drug-fueled rise and fall to the mismatched gay romance of out fashion maven Jonathan and his closet-case boyfriend Tino (Justin Chatwin, Shameless). Funkytown is a glossy, big-budget movie featuring a spectacular, greatest disco hits soundtrack.
Bastien Lavallee (hunky Patrick Huard) is the superstar deejay and host of Montreal’s hot TV show, Disco Dance Party. Adriana (gorgeous real-life model Sarah Mutch) is the super knockout model who falls into a hot drugged out affair with Bastien (despite his nagging wife). TV celeb Paul Doucet stars as Jonathan, the gay fashion maven who falls for the closeted Tino (hottie Justin Chatwin, Shameless) despite Tino’s double life and thuggish gay basher friends.
Featuring a spectacular soundtrack of the greatest hits of the era, Funkytown is a glossy, big-budget and loving recreation of the glitz, sex and debauchery that was Disco. This wonderfully authentic drama (drawn from true stories of the time) features such hot classic disco hits as: Disco Inferno, Don’t Leave Me This Way, Knock on Wood, Doctor’s Orders, Hot Stuff, I Feel Love, and of course Funkytown.
Awards & Quotes
Winner! Best Costume Design — Genie Awards
“Some Saturday Night Fever with some 54 and some Boogie Nights.” — SF Examiner.com
“Faithfully captures the era, thanks to production designer Jean Bécotte… and a soundtrack that will have you shaking your groove thing as you emerge from the theatre.” — The Globe and Mail
“Steve [Galluccio]’s script expertly wove main and sub-plots of fame, greed, drugs and yes – an Italian boy in denial about his homosexuality – that started, climaxed and resolved to leave me perfectly satisfied.” -John Woolfrey, Queer Montreal
“Director Daniel Roby and screenwriter Steve Galluccio approach their subject matter with intelligence and panache.” – Mark Harris, Straight.com
“Politics, sex (and orientation) and music all come together at Montreal’s Starlight disco in this winning ‘time capsule’ view of a tumultuous (and transitional) period.” — DVD Release Report
- English + French with subtitles
- 16:9 widescreen
- 2.0 or 5.1 Surround Sound