Their handmade aesthetics, mysterious lyrics, and tireless musicianship brought R.E.M. to the forefront of rock bands of the 1980s and '90s. This documentary utilizes decades of interviews and performances shot for MTV to revisit how the cutting-edge band caught fire in the college music scene, captivating fans in venues both large and small ever since the release of their 1981 debut single "Radio Free Europe." 107 min. Widescreen; Soundtrack: English.