LISTEN: Joan Jett Writes WLIR Movie Title Song – Film Premiers on Showtime Friday 

Posted: 10:41 am Monday, March 26th, 2018

By Donna Donna

DTBD posterWe had so much fun making this movie about our beloved Long Island radio station WLIR -‘the station that dares to be different’ and long time friend of the station Joan Jett wrote the title song for us! Listen below.

Now after many months of making the rounds of film festivals around the country and around the world the ‘Dare to be Different’ movie will premier on Showtime Friday night March 30th.

“A wonderfully nostalgic look back at WLIR 92.7, the Long Island-based radio station on the cutting edge of music throughout the 1980s. Going rogue, the station defied the record industry and played global imports before their release by literally picking up the singles at the airport,rushing back to the studio and spinning them live. Dare to Be Different features candid interviews and rare archival footage of U2, Blondie, Thompson Twins, Duran Duran, Joan Jett, The Cure, Billy Idol, Frankie Goes to Hollywood, and Depeche Mode, among others. WLIR helped introduce most of these bands to a US audience while creating a community centered around the punk and new wave scene. Now, 30 years after it went off the air, director Ellen Goldfarb tells the story of the unique rise and fall of this independent cultural institution.”

Source: Tribeca Film Festival

Read more HERE    Follow ‘New Wave: Dare To Be Different’ HERE

 

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