During the summer of 1981, R.E.M. released its first single, and MTV aired its first video, soon sparking a relationship as the network covered the band’s development. REMTV—set to be released on Monday, Nov. 24—is a six-disc box set that includes footage of TV appearances, award-show highlights and previously unaired performances. Its greatest feature is R.E.M. By MTV, a new documentary that compiles decades of footage from deep within the network’s vaults. A reception will be held in the Ciné Lab throughout the evening, where limited edition REMTV T-shirts and raffles for film-related packages and other band memorabilia will be available. Proceeds will benefit Community Connection of Northeast Georgia and Family Connection-Communities in Schools of Athens.
3:30 p.m. ($15), 6 p.m. (sold out) & 8:30 p.m. (sold out). · www.athenscine.com