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cool things you guys are up to: making a short film about a video rental store in 2014

Reader Patrick made a short documentary about his local video store, still operating in today’s unfriendly economic and entertainment environment:

I like it. Nicely poignant. I suggested to Patrick that if he were to expand it, I’d be curious to hear from the owner about some of the challenges he faces in keeping the store open, and what he foresees as its future.

(If you’d like to share something cool you’re doing with other FlickFilosopher.com readers, feel free to email me with info about it.)

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  • Tonio Kruger


  • Tonio Kruger

    I suspect the biggest competition most remaining brick-and-mortar video tapes face is not just from Redbox or Netflix but also from public libraries. Heaven knows I have seen enough people renting movies there and I have even seen some reserve certain titles, something not usually done at conventional video stores.

  • My parents use their local library to borrow movies, and their big complaint is that almost everything available is pretty old.

  • Patrick D

    Belated thank you, MaryAnn, for showing my documentary on your site! And for an update: the 10-15 version will feature all 3 remaining video stores in my county and hopefully it will be entertaining and informative! It will also be given a one night theatrical showing (along with other student docs) on October 2nd at the Pickford Film Center!

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