For thirty years MTV documented everything about R.E.M.: their music, their stories, and ultimately, their decision to disband in 2011. R.E.M. By MTV is the brand new feature length documentary that follows four friends from Athens on their journey to become one of the biggest selling acts of all time. The film draws exclusively on archival events, tracing R.E.M. and MTV in real time, making it feel as exciting and immediate as it did when it was happening.