Last Shop Standing is a documentary by Birmingham film maker, Pip Piper, which takes us behind the counter to discover why nearly 2000 record shops have already disappeared across the UK. The film charts the rapid rise of record shops in the 1960’s, 70’s 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. Where did it all go wrong?
Why were 3 shops a week closing? Will we be left with no record shops with the continuing rise of downloading? Hear from over 20 record shop owners and music industry leaders as well as musicians including Paul Weller, Johnny Marr, Norman Cook, Billy Bragg, Richard Hawley etc 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.
The Departure Lounge supports UK film by showcasing first features and independent cinema. Films screened in last season’s Departure Lounge included: Junkhearts (Dir. Tinge Krishnan), Turbulence (Dir. Michael Baig Clifford) and Little Dreams (Khaled El Hagar).
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