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SU18 Festival Film | Dare To Be Different

  • Bryant Lake Bowl 810 West Lake Street Minneapolis, MN, 55408 United States (map)

Sound Unseen presents the MN premier of Ellen Goldfarb's Dare To Be Different.

Sponsored by Indeed Brewing, 89.3 The Current

Screening date: Sat. November 11, 2017
Time: 6:45 PM
Venue: Bryant Lake Bowl
Cost: $10 in advance / $12 at the door
Category: MN Premier, In Competition
Run Time/Year/Country: 93 min, 2017, USA

Synopsis

“Dare To Be Different” is a feature length documentary revealing how 80's music was really introduced to the US from Europe. U2, Talking Heads, Depeche Mode, Blondie, Duran Duran, Tears for Fears, The Clash, The Cure: over half a billion records sold and you may never have heard of them if not for a small suburban radio station on Long Island, NY: WLIR. In August, 1982, a small group of radio visionaries knew they couldn’t compete with the mega-stations in New York City. With one brave decision, they changed the sound of American culture forever. Program Director Denis McNamara, the & LIR crew and the biggest artists of the era tell the story of how they battled the FCC, the record labels, mega-radio and all the conventional rules to create a musical movement that brought the New Wave to America.

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