Hype! 20th Anniversary Screening
$16 General Admission
$12 for SIFF & NWFF Members
This event also includes a pre-screening performance by the Schmitheads, a spin-off of legendary late ‘80s proto-grunge band, The Thrown Ups! All members of the Schmidtheads (Leighton Beezer, Ed Fotheringham, Scott Schickler, and Jo Smitty) were featured on the seminal release Sub Pop 200, which has been called “The Mayflower of Grunge.”
Participants in the Q&A after the screening will include:
Mark Arm (lead singer Mudhoney)
Jack Endino, producer (Nirvana, Soundgarden, etc.)
Charles Peterson, scene photographer
Steve Fisk, producer/musician (Screaming Trees and numerous others)
Kurt Bloch (Fastbacks, Young Fresh Fellows, numerous bands)
Lulu Gargiulo (Fastbacks)
Special 20th Anniversary Screening in partnership with SIFF at the Egyptian Theater in Capitol Hill!
Live music before the show!
Join us for a 20th anniversary screening of Hype!, the legendary rock documentary from director Doug Pray, and drop back into the Seattle of the early ‘90s as the underground music scene exploded into the global pop culture phenomenon of “grunge.” Hype! uses rare concert footage and insider interviews to trace the movement from its subversive start in neighborhood basements to Nirvana’s “Smells Like Teen Spirit” hitting #1 on the charts. As the popularity of the genre grew and “grunge fashion” hit the runways, questions of money, authenticity and fame come to a head. The Northwest experience is one of humor, loss, and epic irony. Hype!has live performances by Soundgarden, Pearl Jam, Mudhoney, and more.
The screening will be introduced by legendary radio DJ Marco Collins, who helped introduce grunge to the world in the early ‘90s on Seattle’s “The End” 107.7FM