Back in 1977, Star Wars, Close Encounters of the Third Kind, and Saturday Night Fever, were the top grossing movies. Jimmy Carter took office, vinyl was fading, cassette tapes ruled the day, compact discs hadn't hit the scene, and those clunky old 8-track cartridges were still hanging around. Donna Summer released her sixth record album, Once Upon a Time, a double album extravaganza.
She failed to crack the top 100 with a single.
Once Upon a Time in 1977 is a "disco-centric science fiction adventure" film by Chris and Anne Lukeman of Kill Vampire Lincoln Productions, in Champaign, Illinois.
In the probably-alternate 1970s, disco is king and tensions are high. Scientist heroes Jack and Sam try to balance normal family lives with ray guns, robots, and an ominous portal in time and space.
Disco jeans and haircuts! It's 28 minutes of Retro Disco Sci-Fi.
Once Upon a Time in 1977 screened at the New Art Film Festival in Champaign last month. While it doesn't appear that a trailer has hit the Internet (yet), here's a slightly earlier incarnation (Once Upon a Time in 1972) of Chris and Anne's awesome work ...