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Teenage Superstars

Film Screening plus Q&A with Director Grant McPhee

Tuesday 19 July, 7.15pm

Directed by Grant McPhee (Big Gold Dream) and with a voiceover from Kim Deal (Breeders / Pixies), Teenage Superstars tells the story of the West Coast of Scotland's indie scene in the 1980s and 90s. Using archive footage as well as contemporary interviews to acquaint us with the key figures of the scene at the time, the film examines the microcosm in which Scottish music flourished and the lasting global influence it had. From Glasgow club nights organised by Bobby Gillespie to bands using their gran's front room as a rehearsal space, the film explores the lo-fi starting points of Primal Scream, The Jesus and Mary Chain and The Vaselines (who Kurt Cobain called 'his favourite song writers in the whole world'). The film also visits the unlikely musical mecca of Bellshill, showing the birth and rise of BMX Bandits, Teenage Fanclub and The Soup Dragons. Featuring contributions from members of Teenage Fanclub, Primal Scream and The Vaselines, plus Creation label boss Alan McGee and Sonic Youth’s Thurston Moore.


The film is followed by a special Q&A with Director Grant McPhee.


Certificate 15

All tickets £6

Please note, our museum galleries are closed during events.    

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