Glasgow Film Festival I Want My MTV
Sun 1 March 2020
I Want My MTV LOBSTER STUDIOS 1 c7pj
Upstart music network MTV burst onto televisions on August 1, 1981. Via a combination of scrappy hosts, flyby-the-seat-of-their-pants production style, and music mini-movies, MTV was like nothing Americans had ever seen before. A nostalgic and thrilling ride, I Want My MTV takes its audience back to the beginning, when the idea of a television channel devoted solely to screening newfangled videos seemed destined for failure. The film shows how a team of young executives tasked with growing this seed of an idea, would quickly flourish into a beloved but often controversial cultural juggernaut.
Also screening on Sat 29 Feb, 8.15pm
Part of GFF20
1.15pm-2.45pm, £11.50 (£9.30 Concessions), Theatre
Tickets via GFF / 0141 332 6535