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Semi-Iconic: The Ballad of Dick Rossetti

  • Directed by Isaac Olsen
  • Washington, 2017, 78 mins., English

Using a flurry of fast paced editing and re-imagined vignettes harkening back to the glory days of MTV and the Alt-Rock era, Olsen tells the tale of a sentinel player in the Seattle music scene. Dick Rossetti, founder of the band Squirt, transformed into a DJ on Seattle’s 107.7, “The End,” before getting the corporate boot. Rossetti plays figures from his family in the story of his upbringing in an Eastern Washington town. From rock he was birthed, to rock shall he go.

Genres: Documentary

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