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Funkytown (French with English subtitles)
Main screening room
May 25th, 2023
132 min
Disco clubs

Clubs, nightclubs and other rowdy dance floors are places of ligthness, seduction or dissidence, where musical trends, dramas and romances are born. They are the sulphurous theater of the bodies that are bring together , but also a mental space that can make the multitude and the solitude, the party feeling and the melancholy coexist. From the disco scene of the 1970s to today, this cycle brings together films where people dance without a tomorrow, in the light of neon and strobes.

Directed by
Daniel Roby
French with English subtitles
Patrick Huard, Justin Chatwin, Paul Doucet, Sarah Mutch, Raymond Bouchard
132 min
Drama, musical
35 mm

At the end of the 1970's in Montreal, a pioneer city of disco, people from all walks of life gravitate around the Starlight nightclub and get caught up in the excitement of the period. But with the failure of the 1980 referendum, the economic downturn and the decline of individuals following the excesses came the disenchanted aftermath. A look back at a key period inspired by the real history of the famous Lime Light nightclub.


The trailer is in French original version, but the movie will be presentend with English subtitles.

Daniel Roby

Daniel Roby is a Quebec director who has also worked as a cinematographer, producer, director and editor. He is a graduate of Concordia University and the University of Southern California. His first feature film, La Peau blanche (2004) was awarded Best Canadian First Feature at the Toronto International Film Festival (TIFF) and was named one of the top 10 Canadian films of the year. The MOMA awarded it the same prize. Then, in 2005, the Claude Jutra Award at the Genie Awards. His second feature film, Funkytown, debuted at the Toronto Film Festival in 2010 and was released in theaters in 2011, earning the best box office in Canada in 2011.


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