National Record Store Day 2013
On Monday 4 March we are screening Last Shop Standing along with a Q&A session with the Director of the film Pip Piper. Released to critical acclaim and enthusiastic audience reactions since its UK premiere in September 2012, Last Shop Standing – the Rise, Fall and Rebirth of the Independent Record Shop has been chosen as the official record store day film for 2013.
Inspired by the book of the same name by Graham Jones, the film charts the rapid rise of record shops in the 1960′s / 70s and 80’s, the influence of the chart, the underhand deals, the demise of vinyl and rise of the CD as well as new technologies. Hear from over 20 record shop owners and music industry leaders such as Tony Wadsworth as well as musicians including Paul Weller, Johnny Marr, Norman Cook, Billy Bragg, Nerina Pallot, Richard Hawley and Clint Boon as they all tell us how the shops became and still are a part of their own musical education, a place to cherish and discover new bands and new music.
More than a piece of nostalgia, Last Shop Standing takes a tantalising look into the future, the stores that are opening, who is succeeding and the individual and unique passion that drives those who remain, and intend to be here long after the supermarkets have given up and the last chain store has closed. Screening constantly somewhere in the UK over the last four months the film has also been in demand in Europe, South America, South East Asia and Australasia, testimony to its universal appeal.
Especially for Record Store Day 2013, we are releasing a Special Deluxe version of the film with 20 minutes of extras and outtakes.
Last Shop Standing will have an unusual public debut in the United States. Instead of one red-carpet screening in a single location, Record Store Day-participating stores across the country will hold screenings in their communities some time in the week before Record Store Day. This Record Store Premiere Week event will usher in Record Store Day on April 20, 2013, and the new Delux DVD of the critically acclaimed film will be one of the official releases available that day.
More information on Premiere screenings in the US and record store-sponsored premieres worldwide will be coming soon, and screening information will be posted on www.recordstoreday.com Email firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
“Last Shop Standing is a great window into the minds of record store people and artists who share a passion for music. It’s just plain cool and anyone who supports record stores, or worked in a record store, or supports their local record store, will really enjoy it. Record Store Day is proud to make it our official film for 2013.”
Michael Kurtz – Co-founder, Record Store Day
“You are never going to discover Captain Beefheart or the 13th Floor Elevators or the Velvet Underground in your local supermarket, ever. ”
Richard Hawley, Musician
“Last Shop Standing is more than just a film about collecting records. It’s about passions, and people caring about what they love. It is a story about records, and some other very important things.”
Johnny Marr, Musician
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