THANK GOD IT’S FRIDAY
1978. 89 min. Directed by Robert Klane.
It’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 singer 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 presenters, The Illustrious Blacks, are themselves sizzling-hot disco-musical performance artists who call this charming comedy a constant source of inspiration.
The Illustrious Blacks on THANK GOD IT’S FRIDAY
“Incorporating the music, fashion, dancing and nightlife mayhem of an era when Disco and Funk ruled the world, THANK GOD IT’S FRIDAY is a film that we constantly look to for inspiration. Similar to the nightclub depicted in the movie, TGIF serves as a reminder of The Illustrious Blacks mission to create experiences and spaces where people from all walks of life can come together and get free. From Chick Vennera's gravity defying dance atop parked cars, subliminal as well as over the top moments of queerness, and Donna Summer's legendary rendition of the Oscar winning song "Last Dance," this cult classic is the epitome of 70s camp!“