See this film: Skatetown U.S.A. at the Brattle

Disco. Bad hair. Roller skates. Scott Baio. Will we ever get enough of the glorious bad taste of the '70s? All these elements, plus an appearance by legendary dwarf Billy Barty and the late Patrick Swayze in his first big role, come together for one huge hurrah in Skatetown, U.S.A. (1979). Swayze plays Ace, leader of a hardboiled roller skate gang that tries to take over the title roller disco rink the night of the big dance contest. Watch out for those motorized skates and the spiked cheese on the pizza! As Baio's hunky contestant puts it, "It's not the real world! It's a fantasy! An illusion, a mirage!" And you can see it Saturday, August 13 and Sunday, August 14 at the Brattle Theatre, 40 Brattle St, Cambridge | 9:30 pm | $10; $8 students, seniors | 617.876.6837 or

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