This film is an official selection of the Sound Unseen 16 Film & Music Festival.
Date: Fri. Nov. 13, 2015
Venue: McNally Smith College of Music
Price: $10 advance/$12 at the door
“The Glamour and the Squalor” is the story of Marco Collins, one of America's last great rock radio DJs and a musical tastemaker that changed our culture. Before the Internet made sourcing new music and rising bands a simple matter of keystrokes and RSS feeds, there was the radio DJ. No one epitomized this role like Marco Collins. He was the on and off switch for an artist's potential career and was the gatekeeper credited for breaking the likes of Nirvana, Pearl Jam, Beck, Weezer and countless others. Marco's story is inspiring but universal. He turned his passion for music into a significant lifetime of work and battled some seriously determined demons along the way. And he's still standing. (Synopsis provided by filmmaker.)
DIR: Marq Evans, USA, 2015, 78 min.
Sponsored by: Cine-O-Matic, McNally Smith College of Music, 89.3 the Current and Visit Saint Paul