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See 'The Dark Side Of Disney' At The Logan Thursday Night

By Joel Wicklund in Arts & Entertainment on Oct 27, 2015 9:30PM

Photo courtesy of "The Dark Side of Disney" official website.

One could argue there are sinister undercurrents in almost any Disney movie and, perhaps more frighteningly, in the company's dominating influence on global commerce and culture.

However, the new documentary The Dark Side of Disney is more focused on the dark impulses of Disney-obsessed adults. Inspired by Leonard Kinsey's book of the same name, the film has its Chicago premiere Thursday night at the Logan Theatre (2646 N. Milwaukee Ave.). The movie promises to show everything from forbidden, off-limits detours at Walt Disney World to Disney "gangs" on the park grounds to people getting wasted to take a more magical view of the Magic Kingdom.

Needless to say, this is a strictly unauthorized Disney doc, so it might make a nicely twisted double feature with the 2013 narrative film, Escape from Tomorrow (filmed without permission at the amusement park). But Thursday The Dark Side of Disney will be part of a different twin bill, paired with a rough cut of the documentary short, Keep Moving Forward, about a veteran who finds relief from post-traumatic stress disorder though a heavy dose of Disney.

The Dark Side of Disney and the preview of Keep Moving Forward begin at 7 p.m. Thursday night at the Logan. Tickets can be purchased online via this link, or at the theater if the event is not sold out.