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New documentary about vinyl lovers | Dusty Groove: The Sound of Transition
September 23, 2019 @ 17:00 – 19:00
Screening of the documentary Dusty Groove: The Sound of Transition by Danielle Beverly – a film about love, loss and our deep connection to music. The screening is followed by a Q&A with the filmmaker.
In Dusty Groove: The Sound of Transition, vinyl buyer Rick Wojcik walks us into the homes – and stories – of strangers, digging through their jazz, soul and hip hop records, purchasing their once-prized possessions.
Each seller shares a common reason: they face a major life transition. The documentary is a collection of intimate narratives, akin to a record album of songs. About love, loss, and our deep connection to music.
Trailer | Dusty Groove: The Sound of Transition
Running time: 90 mins | Language: English
Place: Storm at Malmö University, Gäddan, Citadellsvägen 7, Malmö
This isn’t one of those “vinyl is all warm and fuzzy” or “people who like records are really cool” sorts of movies — as it’s more about the longer, deeper relationship that records play in people’s lives […]. One key focus of the film is on an overlooked jazz musician in the city [Chicago] — alto saxophonist Grady Johnson, also one of the city’s first African-American pharmacists — and there’s also a key chapter in the life of one of the most important hip hop DJs in Chicago, a figure who helped give early space to later stars like Common and Kanye. But even without these semi-stars, the film does a great job of getting at the complexity of the world of records — where they flow, where they hide, and how their re-circulation on the planet really helps encourage an ongoing cultural dialogue.
Danielle Beverly is an independent documentary filmmaker and assistant professor at Northwestern University, Chicago, US, teaching documentary and fiction filmmaking.
The Q&A will be moderated by DJ and music journalist Martin Theander.