The Glamour & The Squalor

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USA | 2015 | 82 minutes | Marq Evans

June 3, 2015

The Glamour & The Squalor | Film and Live Music Event | June 3

Seattle DJ Marco Collins stars in this unflinching documentary about media fame and addiction, which tracks his rise, fall, and resurrection as an influential promoter of grunge, alternative rock, and electronic dance music. Director Marq Evans, subject Marco Collins, and local producers scheduled to attend. The June 3 screening is on standby, but party tickets are still available!

Wednesday, June 3, 2015

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  • Matinee


Friday, June 5, 2015

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4:15 PM Date has passed LLimited Availability Director Marq Evans, subject Marco Collins, local producers scheduled to attend

Friday, April 22, 2016

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The Glamour & The Squalor Party

To celebrate the world premiere of The Glamour & The Squalor, we have lined up an amazing show at Neumos (immediately following the film) with performances by Sir Mix-A-Lot, Cataldo, Hobosexual, Ayron Jones, and Ruler! Hosted by Adra Boo. Ages 21+

Wednesday, June 3 | 8:30PM Doors | Neumos

Tickets or Platinum and Platinum Plus Passes required for admission. Purchase tickets here.

The Glamour & The Squalor provides an apt title for this unflinching profile of Rock and Roll Hall of Fame disc jockey Marco Collins, who became a radio star in the 1990s and battled drug addiction in the 2000s (the film’s title comes from a show he did on San Diego's 91X). Collins served as the inaugural music director at Seattle's commercial alternative station, 107.7 The End, and helped to break world-renowned acts like Nirvana and Beck. In the film, he travels back to Southern California, where his lack of interest in sports attracted bullying from classmates and disappointment from his father, a narrow-minded policeman, but where he found punk rock, which led him to radio. In 1991, he found his way to the Seattle radio station KNDD just as grunge was starting to rise to the surface. Mike McCready (Pearl Jam), Ben Gibbard (Death Cab for Cutie), and numerous others credit him for getting the word out about their bands. He was also gay at a time when the music scene wasn't quite as accepting. After leaving The End, Marco plunged into a less glamorous world of odd jobs, stints in rehab, and profound losses. In this stirring portrait, he emerges bloodied but not unbowed.

Director Biography
Marq Evans is an independent filmmaker that has produced award-winning content for brands such as the United States Navy, Lockheed Martin, the Smithsonian Institute, Clinton Global Initiative and the band Arcade Fire. The Glamour & The Squalor is Marq's first directorial feature.

Sponsored by Seattle Met, KEXP 90.3 FM, EMP Museum, 4Culture, Seattle Office of Arts & Culture, Washington State Arts Commission, National Endowment for the Arts, CityArts, Seattle Weekly

  • Director: Marq Evans
  • Principal Cast: Marco Collins, Shirley Manson, Macklemore, Ben Gibbard, Mike McCready
  • Premiere Status: World Premiere
  • Country: USA
  • Year: 2015
  • Running Time: 82 minutes
  • Producer: Marq Evans, Andy Mininger, Michelle Quisenberry, Jennifer Reibman
  • Screenplay: Marq Evans, Jeff Gilbert
  • Cinematographers: Tadd Sackville-West
  • Editors: Jeff Gilbert
  • Music: Mike McCready
  • Website: Official Film Website
  • Filmography: Debut Feature Film
  • Language: English
  • Format: DCP