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Gravitas picks up Colin Hanks’ Tower Records doc

Distributor Gravitas Ventures has acquired the North American rights to All Things Must Pass (pictured) and is planning a theatrical release for September.
April 17, 2015

Director Colin Hanks’ documentary about Tower Records has found a North American distributor.

Gravitas Ventures has picked up All Things Must Pass (pictured), which premiered at SXSW last month, and is planning a theatrical release for September.

Produced by Sean Stuart and executive produced by Glen Zipper, the film examines the rise and fall of the music retailer, which earned US$1 billion in 1999 and filed for bankruptcy seven years later.

Hanks spent seven years making the documentary after an initial crowdfunding campaign on Kickstarter attracted more than 1,600 supporters.

Bruce Springsteen, Dave Grohl, Elton John, and David Geffen are among the music industry luminaries to appear in the film, along with Tower Records founder Russ Solomon.

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