Free Movie Night Saturday April 13th


7pm - Last Shop Standing: The Rise and Fall and Rebirth of the Independent Record Shop

8pm - Searching for Sugaman

Shown thanks to the assistance of the Thread City Film Brigade

Admission is free.

If you enjoyed Brendan Toller's excellent I Need That Record documentary that screened at Willimantic Records last year, don't miss Last Shop Standing which covers similar terrain but from a British perspective.

Based on the successful book of the same name, Last Shop Standing is a celebration of the unique spirit of comradeship and entrepreneurial ingenuity that has enabled so many shops to keep operating successfully against the backdrop of massive changes in the music industry, the biggest recession in years, the growth of online file sharing and the explosion of choice in music consumption."

Record shops were always more than retail outlets, they are part of our culture; they support new bands and local talent. A place for musicians and music fans to congregate, to browse away a few hours, to walk away with music they didn’t know existed.

The film features appearances by musicians and industry insiders including Johnny Marr, Norman Cook, Billy Bragg, Paul Weller, Nerina Pallot and Richard Hawley , but the real stars are the record shop owners, their stories are the stuff of folklore! The film tells the full story, holds back no punches, but also celebrates and promotes our great independent record stores. - LastShopStanding.com

LAST SHOP STANDING IS THE OFFICIAL FILM OF RECORD STORE DAY 2013 from Record Store Day on Vimeo.

Last Shop Standing: The Rise and Fall and Rebirth of the Independent Record Shop is the official film of Record Store Day 2013. Just to clarify: the film is showing at Willimantic Records on April 13th, which is seven days prior to Record Store Day. Record Store Day 2013 is on April 20th. 

By popular demand, Last Shop Standing will be followed by an 8pm free showing of the Oscar winning documentary Searching for Sugarman.