During the rise of the music video in the ‘80s, Canada launched MuchMusic, a low budget TV network that revolutionized how the world's biggest stars connected with their fans and influenced the culture for the next three decades.
With unprecedented access to the MuchMusic archives, 299 Queen Street West tells the story of a scrappy television upstart from the perspective of the VJs. At the time, they had no prior TV hosting experience, were given no scripts, no direction and went live to air across the country.
The channels rise in popularity intersected with rap music entering the mainstream, the birth of grunge and alternative rock and pop stars caused teenage hysteria at the iconic street level studio.
Stick around after the film for a Q&A with featured MuchMusic VJ Rick Campanelli and filmmaker Sean Menard.
Tickets: $25 (Members from $20)
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