Gravitas Ventures' Tower Records documentary All Things Must Pass premiered at the Harmony Gold Theatre in Hollywood on Oct. 15.Read More
I remember the first record I ever owned. It was probably around 1975, and I’d just come out of a showing of “Cooley High” at the Pix Theater in Jersey City’s McGinley Square. Enamored by the Motown score on Michael Schultz’s movie, I convinced my aunt to buy me a copy of The Four Tops’ “Reach Out (I’ll Be There)” at a nearby record store.Read More
Colin Hanks’ long-in-the-making documentary about Tower Records is ostensibly a tribute to the doomed record chain, which went bankrupt in 2006, and more broadly a story about the great rise and collapse of the retail music industry. That’s a tale that deserves to be told on-screen, and All Things Must Pass gives an unexpectedly intimate and emotionally-charged telling.Read More
The Greenwich International Film Festival (GIFF) will kick off their inaugural year with the Opening Night premiere screening of Colin Hanks’ directorial debut All Things Must Pass on Friday, June 5, from 8:30-11:30 p.m. Following the screening, U.S. Trust will host the Opening Night Party at Restoration Hardware on Greenwich Avenue. The Bill & Anne Bresnan Social Impact Award will be announced at the reception, where GIFF board member Jenna Bush Hager will serve as Master of Ceremonies.Read More
Gravitas Ventures has acquired North American rights to All Things Must Pass, theColin Hanks documentary about the demise of Tower Records. It world premiered atSXSW, and now a September theatrical release is planned. The pic, from Hanks and Sean Stuart’s Company Name, digs into the onetime record giant’s rise (it made $1B in 1999) under rebellious founder Russ Solomon, its tragic fall (it filed for bankruptcy in 2006), and its legacy.Read More
A sentimental yet sharply observed documentary about the rise and demise of retail giant Tower Records.
While focusing on the rise and demise of Tower Records, the fallen retail giant that once billed its flagship location as “The Largest Record-Tape Store in the Known World,” actor-turned-documentarian Colin Hanks also offers glances at the bigger picture of 21st-century recording industry upheavals in “All Things Must Pass.”Read More
3. "All Things Must Pass"
Speaking of heartbreak, there's unexpected melancholy in nearly every frame of Colin Hanks' energetic documentary about the history of Tower Records.