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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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Managing editor with realscreen publication, an international print and online magazine that covers the non-fiction film and television industries. Darah is an award-winning journalist who has spent over two decades covering a wide range of issues from real estate and urban development to immigration, politics and human rights, primarily with The Vancouver Sun. Prior to joining realscreen, she was editor of Stream Daily, realscreen's sister publication covering the dynamic global digital video industry. She also served a stint as a war reporter in Afghanistan for television and print, and was a national business blogger with Yahoo Canada.

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