Monday, February 10, 2014

Stones Throw Away Presents "Our Vinyl Weighs A Ton" Documentary - {Video}



OFFICIAL TRAILER RELEASE

“A vividly emotional documentary”
– Los Angeles Times

“A perfect cinematic distillation of the storied underground label’s ethos”
– Variety

“You don’t have to be much of a music fan to be entranced”
– Los Angeles Magazine

“A heartfelt tribute…made with skill and a lot of affection”
– The Hollywood Reporter

Los Angeles, CA--February 6, 2014--Stones Throw Records announced a multi-city North American tour with theatrical sneak previews of the critically acclaimed documentary OUR VINYL WEIGHS A TON: This Is Stones Throw Records and post-screening Stones Throw performances in partnership with audio design company AiAiAi. Special Q&A’s with label head Peanut Butter Wolf and/or director Jeff Broadway will follow each screening, as well as after-party performances by Peanut Butter Wolf along with Stones Throw label artists J.Rocc, Jonwayne,and Knx.
Starting February 26, 2014, the sneak screenings and concert tour will kick-off and make stops in major markets such as New York, San Francisco, Boston, Chicago, Detroit, Toronto, Vancouver and Montreal.  Music and film fans in those select markets will have the once-in-lifetime experience to see the documentary film on the big screen before its soon-to-be announced national and international releases, ask founder Peanut Butter Wolf questions, and then go see him perform live that same night with other artists from the Stones Throw Family.
The North American Tour makes its final stop at the SXSW Film Festival in Austin, TX where the doc will screen several times as part of the 24 Beats Per Second lineup “showcasing the sounds, culture and influence of music and musicians” through the documentary medium. Following the film’s final screening on March 15th, Stones Throw will host the label‘s showcase at the North Door. 
The theatrical film tour is being distributed by LA based indie film marketing and distribution outfit, Syndctd Entertainment (http://syndctd-entertainment.com/). Movie tickets to the sneak previews and Q&A’s are now available to fans on the film’s official website at www.ourvinylweighsaton.com.
“We’re very excited to be bringing the film to festival audiences and the general public alike, with a screening and show tour,” says Broadway.  “We didn’t want to do anything orthodox with the rollout of the film. Rather, we wanted its release to mirror the eccentric ethos of Stones Throw Records – a label that has specialized in getting the best left-of-center music to the people for two decades. This tour will provide audiences with the opportunity to see the documentary and experience the culture depicted in it through performances and discussions.”
About the Film:

For the last 20 years, the groundbreaking label has earned its inspiring reputation of being one of the most original and influential labels in the world. OUR VINYL WEIGHS A TON weaves together rare concert footage, never-before-seen archival material, inner-circle home video and photographs and in-depth interviews with the artists who put Stones Throw Records on the map. OUR VINYL WEIGHS A TON gives an exclusive look into the label's left-of-center artists, history, culture and global following.
OUR VINYL WEIGHS A TON features original music by Madlib and exclusive interviews with Peanut Butter Wolf, Kanye West, Common, Mike D, ?uestlove, Talib Kweli, Tyler, The Creator, Earl Sweatshirt, Ariel Pink, Flying Lotus, Geoff Barrow, A-Trak, J Rocc, Dam-Funk, Mayer Hawthorne, and other members of the Stones Throw Family.
OUR VINYL WEIGHS A TON is produced and directed by Jeff Broadway, who also produced CURE FOR PAIN: THE MARK SANDMAN STORY, which tells the tragic tale of Morphine front man Mark Sandman.

NORTH AMERICA TOUR DATES
(Date / City / Party / Screening)
Wed 2/26 - San Francisco - Noise Pop HQ
Fri 2/28 - Vancouver, BC - Fortune / The Vogue Theatre
Sun 3/2 - Brooklyn, NY - Music Hall of Williamsburg / Indie Screen
Mon 3/3 - Philadelphia, PA - Boot & Saddle / Performance only; no screening
Tue 3/4 - Boston, MA - Middle East Downstairs / The Brattle Theatre
Wed 3/5 - Montreal, QC - SAT / The Rialto Theatre
Thu 3/6 - Toronto, ON - Coda / The Bloor Hot Docs Cinema
Fri 3/7 - Detroit, MI - Magic Stick / Emagine Royal Oak Theatre
Sun 3/9 - Chicago, IL - Empty Bottle / The Logan Theatre



SXSW FILM FESTIVAL SCREENINGS
March 7 @ 9:30pm SXSatellite: Alamo Village
March 13 @ 9:30pm Vimeo Theater
March 15 4:00pm Stateside Theater

SXSW STONES THROW SHOWCASE
@ THE NORTH DOOR
502 Brushy St, Austin, TX 78702
TIME: 8:00pm – 2:00am





MEDIA CONTACTS:

For OUR VINYL WEIGHS A TON:
Henry Eshelman & Mark Rabinowitz

For Stones Throw Records:
Jodi Burian
 

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