"I Need That Record!" @ Northampton International Film Festival
Saturday, October 25th @ 1:15PM
Pleasant St Theater
27 Pleasant St. Northampton
Guerilla Filmmaker, Brendan Toller, unleashes "I NEED THAT RECORD! THE
DEATH (OR POSSIBLE SURVIVAL) OF THE INDEPENDENT RECORD STORE," a
documentary feature examining why over 3000 independent record stores
have closed across the U.S. in the past decade.
Greedy record labels, media consolidation, homogenized radio, big box
stores, Ecommerce, shoddy "stars" pushed by big money, and the digital
revolution all pose threats on the very well being of our favorite
record stores. Will these stores die? Will they survive?
Featuring- Thurston Moore of Sonic Youth, Ian Mackaye of Dischord
Records Fugazi/Minor Threat, activist/author Noam Chomsky, Mike Watt
of the Minutemen, Lenny Kaye guitarist of the Patti Smith Group, Chris
Frantz of the Talking Heads/Tom Tom Club, guitar composer Glenn
Branca, Patterson Hood of Drive-By Truckers, Pat Carney of the Black
Keys, punk author Legs McNeil, rock photographer Bob Gruen, BP Helium
guitarist from Of Montreal, and many many indie record stores across
the U.S. of A!