Clinton St. Theater presents HYPE!

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Sometimes movies are about music and musicians, be they documentary or features. Sometimes it's a movie's soundtrack that stays with you long after the story line and characters have faded.

On Music Sundays, we're bringing some of the most interesting music movies over the last one hundred plus years of filmmaking and from all corners of the globe.

Coming up:

March 6 -- JUBILEE (United Kingdom, 1978)

March 13 -- SMITHEREENS (USA, 1982)

March 20 -- ORIGINAL CAST ALBUM: "COMPANY" (USA, 1970)

March 27 -- HYPE! (USA, 1976)

Clinton St. Theater presents HYPE!

Showtimes

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“Seattle’s grunge phenomenon was tailing off by the time Doug Pray made HYPE!, but it’s exactly that sense of a moment passing that makes this an all-time great rock doc.” – Noel Murray, Los Angeles Times

 

Film courtesy of Shout! Factory and the American Genre Film Archive.

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HYPE!
Director: 
Doug Pray
Country: 
USA
Year: 
1996
Runtime: 
84 minutes

The music, the artists and the hype that defined a generation — from documentarian Doug Pray, director of SURFWISE and SCRATCH!

Drop into the Pacific Northwest at the start of the Nineties and watch a vibrant underground scene explode into a global grunge media frenzy. HYPE! follows the music from local bands playing for their friends to Sub Pop’s brilliant exploitation of "the Seattle Sound," to Nirvana's "Smells Like Teen Spirit" charting at #1.

Questions of money, authenticity and fame arise as "grunge fashion" hits the runways and a mass migration of wanna-be Seattle bands saturates the city. Interspersed throughout are fascinating introspective interviews with members of Pearl Jam, Soundgarden, Mudhoney and the Fastbacks — as well as a ton of live performances sure to ping the pleasure center of any musichead’s head.

Special Admission

$5-8 suggested; no one turned away.

$6 ADVANCE TICKETS AVAILABLE. (includes a $1 service fee)