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My Great American Video Store Documentary

20 September 2012 9:15 AM, PDT | | See recent Tribeca Film news »

James Westby is an independent filmmaker in Portland, Oregon. His feature films include Film Geek (2006), The Auteur (2008) and Rid of Me (2011). As a filmmaker, I am increasingly excited for the vast audience the web and on demand services can bring to an independent movie - mine or anyone else's - with a reach far larger than was ever thought possible. But at the same time, I lament the dying of the independent video store, a place where I spent my youth - and much of my adulthood. When I was a boy in Grays Harbor County, Washington, the video store was my version of a repertory movie house. Aside from a lot of (mostly) amazing horror (Romero's Martin and Raimi's Evil Dead were my sister's and my favorites), this is the institution that gave me This is Spinal Tap (my family's first-ever rental title), the masterful Repo Man, and my »

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