Wolfe Video Press Release: Funkytown

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    “… a great film. From start to finish this movie was amazing.” – The Film Reel

    “…director Daniel Roby and screenwriter Steve Galluccio approach their subject matter with intelligence and panache.” – Mark Harris, http://straight.com/

    SAN JOSE, CALIF. (July 30, 2012) –
    Travel back to 1976 for the music and the fashions when Director Daniel Roby’s disco-era drama Funkytown debuts on DVD October 2nd from Wolfe Video. It will be available early across all digital platforms on August 21st. Patrick Huard (Good Cop, Bad Cop; Starbuck), Justin Chatwin (War of the Worlds, TV’s “Shameless”), Paul Doucet (Wicker Park), Raymond Bouchard (Nitro), François Létourneau (Cheech), Geneviève Brouillette (TV’s “Apparences”), Sophie Cadieux (Angle Mort), and international supermodel Sarah Mutch star in the Genie Award-winning ensemble drama following the lives and loves of a disco-dancing group of people in the late 70s.

    The King of disco. The man with a secret life. The rising star eager to get ahead. The music producer desperate for one more hit. In Montreal in 1976, they all wanted to see and be seen at the trendiest club in town, and juggled freedom and tradition, lovers and family, drugs and sobriety, fame and anonymity, in a time when excess was the norm, and disco ruled. Based on true events, Funkytown brings back the glitter, glamour and edginess of that era.

    Funkytown has a runtime of 132 minutes and is not rated.

    DVD Catalog #: WOL #5004D

    DVD UPC Code: 754703763808

    DVD ISBN: 978-1-935423-57-7

    DVD PreBook Date: 8/14/2012

    DVD Street Date: 10/2/2012

    DVD SRP: $24.95

    Serving customers since 1985, Wolfe is the largest exclusive distributor of LGBT films. Recent major Wolfe titles include Sundance Audience Award winner, Undertow (Peru’s submission for the Academy Awards); the wildly popular Berlinale Teddy Award winner, Tomboy and 2012 Sundance hit Mosquita y Mari. Wolfe is also well known for the DVD releases of such beloved classics as Desert Hearts, Big Eden, Were the World Mineand A Marine Story. Wolfe’s acclaimed motion picture library can be found at WolfeVideo.com as well as at national retailers such as Netflix, Barnes & Noble, Amazon and VOD destinations such as Comcast, Time Warner, YouTube Movies, Hulu, iTunes and, of course, WolfeOnDemand.com.

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