The Glamour & The Squalor

  • Fri Apr 21
    7:00
    just $2
The Glamour & The Squalor

with DJ Marco Collins and producers Tiffany Naiman & Michelle Quisneberry in person

director:
Marq Evans
cast:
Marco Collins, Carrie Brownstein, Kurt Cobain, Mike McCready

107.7 FM The End. “My name is Marco Collins and I’m here to announce the end of bad radio on this frequency.”

“Marco Collins is the legendary Seattle DJ whose twice-an-hour spinning of ‘Smells Like Teen Spirit’ in the fall of ’91 heralded and hastened the alterna-rock revolution, and positioned Collins as its oracle-reading Yoda.” (Stranger) According to Sleater-Kinney’s Carrie Brownstein, “It finally felt as though Seattle was on the map in a way it had never been before and Marco was that megaphone.” One of the last great rock DJs, Collins was the first to champion such bands as Nirvana, Pearl Jam, Weezer, Death Cab for Cutie, and Beck. “He was the on-off switch for your potential career,” (Chris Ballew, Presidents of the United States of America) Along the way Collins battled addictions, came out of the closet, and became an activist with Music for Marriage Equality.

website: glamoursqualorfilm.com

Ithaca premiere
format
Digital Projection color
runtime
1 hour 20 minutes
release year/country
2016 USA