Podcast: How FAME inspired GenX to follow their dreams…with mixed results

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Fame (1980) celebrates its 40th Anniversary on Sat., May 16. Ironically, the film wasn’t about pursuing fame, it was about the hard work, commitment, and sweat that goes into pursuing the arts — it wasn’t the same thing at all. But, that’s not the message young moviegoers necessarily took away. Film authorities Tara McNamara, Gen X, and Riley Roberts, Gen Z, look back at the film, what it said about the world at the time, and how it impacted a generation…who impacted the next generation.

Get all the behind the scenes information on our Fame guide page.