Hang the DJ (film)

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Hang the DJ
Directed by Marco La Villa
Mauro La Villa
Produced by Marco La Villa
Mauro La Villa
Henrique Vera Villanueva
executive producer: Andrea Kragaris
Rafael Rodriguez
associate producer: Vincenzo Scanzano, Carlos Orengo
Starring Roger Sanchez
Junior Vasquez
DJ Qbert
Mix Master Mike
John "Jellybean" Benitez
Carl Cox
Claudio Coccoluto
Kool DJ Red Alert
Cinematography Stephen Reizes
Steve Beasse
Bill St. John
Distributed by Pony Canyon
Release date
  • 1998 (1998)
Running time
90 minutes
Language English

Hang The DJ is a 1998 music documentary film debut by twin brothers Marco and Mauro La Villa. Featuring Roger Sanchez, Junior Vasquez, DJ Qbert and A-Trak the film presents the cult of DJs in the era that catapulted them into superstars from the inside. Performances from around the globe are intercut with commentary from fans and interviews with the DJs themselves.

The name of the film comes from lyrics in "Panic" the 1986 song from The Smiths.[1]


The film was shot over a period of two years 1996 and 1997 all over the world. Shooting locations: New York, San Francisco, Los Angeles, Las Vegas, Miami, Washington D.C., London, Montreal, Nottingham, Essen(Germany), Amsterdam, Madrid, Cannes, Paris, Liverpool and Amsterdam.[2]


Hang the DJ film premiered at the 1998 Toronto International Film Festival in September 1998[3][4] and also screened at the International Documentary Film Festival Amsterdam,[5] the Stockholm International Film Festival,[6] the Melbourne International Film Festival [7] and the New Zealand International Film Festival [8] previous to its theatrical release.[9]

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