I Want My MTV! : A Talk with Terrence Butcher


I Want My MTV! – how music video rescued the American recording industry, introduced kids to experimental cinema, sparked the New British Invasion, and remade the Hollywood musical.
– This lecture examines the glory days of music promotion through video clips during the Reagan years – especially the rise of MTV – and its explosive impact on pop music sales, Hollywood cinema, and the imagination of Generation X.
Terrence Butcher has been on staff with the Highland Park Independent Film Festival since its inception. He studied Creative Writing at Antioch University, and earned an M.A. in Film Studies/Screenwriting from Hollins University. He has written cover stories for The Pasadena Weekly, and currently writes about film for Terrence especially enjoys mockumentaries, British ‘kitchen sink’ drama, cinema history docs, LGBT indies, and the “B” horror flicks of his youth. He resides in a leafy, historic town on the outskirts of Los Angeles.
Doors open at 7:30
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