Get Rollin’ follows a handful of New Yorkers chasing the absurd dream of becoming professional roller disco performers. Filmed in a fairly loose documentary style with some scenes that are very painfully and obviously staged, but full of heart and humor. The two featured skaters, “Pat the Cat” and “J. Jammer” (name abbreviated for political correctness), are bright, funny, colorful, and above all inspiring in their quixotic quest. It’s the kind of documentary that may tempt viewers to laugh at the ridiculousness of the subjects at first, but by the end has them rooting for the roller disco dreamers as if they were trying out for a more mainstream major league sport. The waning popularity of disco and the regional interest inherent in the topic are likely among the reasons why this movie was barely screened on its initial release and never made it to home video (though apparently it was broadcast once on Dutch television).
nice widescreen print, running 86 minutes. DVD-R comes packaged as shown in color DVD case, wrapped in plastic!