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ALL THINGS MUST PASS (2015) Movie Trailer: Colin Hanks’ Documentary on Tower Records

All Things Must Pass Trailer

All Things Must Pass Trailer. Colin Hanks‘ All Things Must Pass (2015) movie trailer stars Dave GrohlBruce Springsteen, and Russ SolomonAll Things Must Pass‘ plot synopsis: “‘All Things Must Pass’ is a documentary that explores the rise and fall of Tower Records, and its legacy forged by its rebellious founder, Russ Solomon.”

This looks like a wild, fun ride into the Haight Ashbury area of San Francisco in the 1970s. Tower Records is a fragment of my memory (as I was born in the late 1980’s), but these nostalgic, celebratory-then-tragic historical documentaries always work for me if I have even the slightest interest in the subject matter. In this case, that’s music, records, hippies, and taking on the establishment by snagging a piece of the pie for yourself – but sharing it with friends.

The trailer shows us what’s surely to comprise the third act, largely, the file-sharing evolution and downfall of physical media’s monopoly of music. It’s sad to see these visionaries, once-gleeful and carefree, victorious group of friends talk to the camera and explain how they lost everything due to kids stealing shit online. It sucks to be part of that generation, at times, but it only reinforces how each decade drastically differentiates itself from the previous one – if it cares to or not.

According to Slashfilm, “Established in 1960, Tower Records was once a retail powerhouse with two hundred stores, in thirty countries, on five continents. From humble beginnings in a small-town drugstore, Tower Records eventually became the heart and soul of the music world, and a powerful force in the music industry. In 1999, Tower Records made $1 billion. In 2006, the company filed for bankruptcy. What went wrong? Everyone thinks they know what killed Tower Records: The Internet. But that’s not the story. All Things Must Pass is a feature documentary film examining this iconic company’s explosive trajectory, tragic demise, and legacy forged by its rebellious founder, Russ Solomon.”

Colin Hanks directing this makes sense. He’s a solid ten years older than me, and therefore part of the generation in America that remembers this institution (or, let’s be honest, ‘business’) and probably has fond memories of shopping there with his dad. Of course, having a slew of celebrity friends to be part of these talking heads segments doesn’t help. That’s no slighting his efforts, either – this seems like a very well crafted documentary, effort-laden in regards to the editing and research and footage finding, and I respect that immensely. Let’s hope the film delivers on this energetic trailer!

Watch the All Things Must Pass movie trailer and leave your thoughts on it below in the comments section. For more All Things Must Pass photos, videos, and information,  visit our All Things Must Pass Page, our Movie Trailer Google+ Page, our Movie Trailer Facebook Page, subscribe to us by Email, “follow” us on TwitterTumblr, Google+, or “like” us on Facebook for quick updates. All Things Must Pass will be released in a limited engagement in September, 2015.

Sources: Slashfilm, IMDb


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Marco Margaritoff

I grew up in Hamburg to a German father and Ecuadorian mother. Obsessive student of film, Hip-Hop, and stand-up comedy. I love the dark dreambox that is the cinema auditorium. I love mountains and the ocean, but am equally exhilarated by the jungle of the city. I hope to one day create something that hits someone in the brain with thunderous effect.

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