Submitted by Sandy Graham
Following the worldwide debut at SXSW 2023, the documentary feature, 299 Queen Street West, is coming to Canadian venues. After each screening will be an Intimate & Interactive with iconic MuchMusic VJ’s and the Director, Sean Menard.
With unprecedented access to the MuchMusic archives, the two-hour feature tells the origin story and meteoric rise of the seminal music and pop culture brand, highlighting its beginnings as a scrappy Canadian television upstart.
Watch the doc trailer here: https://youtu.be/zTt-3g3UpbY
299 Queen Street West is narrated by some of the original trailblazing VJ’s, who at the time had no prior TV hosting experience, received no direction, no scripts, and broadcasted live across the country. The film showcases how MuchMusic’s rise in popularity intersected with rap music entering the mainstream, the birth of grunge and alternative rock, and pop stars caused teenage hysteria at the iconic street level studio. VJ’s and iconic personalities featured include Steve Anthony, Rick Campanelli, Monika Deol, Denise Donlon, Erica Ehm, Namugenyi Kiwanuka, Sook-Yin Lee, George Stroumboulopoulos, Bill Welychka, and Michael Williams.
299 Queen Street West Tour Dates:
September 22, 2023 Roy Thomson Hall TORONTO, ON
October 17, 2023 Rialto Theatre MONTREAL, QC
October 18, 2023 Imperial Theatre ST JOHN, NB
October 24, 2023 Sobey Family Theatre CHARLOTTETOWN, PEI
Oct 25, 2023 Rebecca Cohn Auditorium HALIFAX, NS
Oct 28, 2023 Bytowne Cinema OTTAWA, ON
Nov 1, 2023 Jack Singer Concert Hall CALGARY, AB
November 4, 2023 FirstOntario Concert Place HAMILTON, ON
November 8, 2023 Winspear Centre EDMONTON, AB
November 13, 2023 Conexus Arts Centre REGINA, SK
Nov 24, 2023 Vancouver Playhouse VANCOUVER, BC
Nov 25, 2023 Royal Theatre VICTORIA, BC
Nov 27, 2023 Centennial Concert Hall WINNIPEG, MB
Tickets and more information available here: https://www.299queenstreetwest.com/