The Legend of
‘Cool’ Disco Dan @
The Logan Theatre



For this project, Land and Sea Dept. was asked to present The Legend of Cool “Disco” Dan, a documentary feature that tells the story of Washington D.C. in the 1980s, through the eyes of graffiti legend Cool “Disco” Dan. The sold-out screening took place at the Logan Theatre in the fall of 2013.

“Blending exclusive interviews with dozens of local and national celebrities along with archival footage, Washington natives offer the most comprehensive portrait to date on this critical decade. The development of Go-Go, D.C.’s distinctive style of urban music, racial tensions, crews, sensationalist media, crack and graffiti are important pieces of the story.”



Graffiti historian Roger Gastman and filmmaker Joseph Pattisall spent over ten years researching and documenting the unknown stories of Cool “Disco” Dan’s Washington D.C., and we were pleased to be the first to share these with an eager Chicago audience.