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The Basement Tapes 

When: Thu., Aug. 29, 7:30 p.m. 2013
Price: $9
When he was a kid growing up in Erie, Pa., Dan Kinem would raid his parents huge video collection. “One year, they got me a tiny terrible TV,” he explains. “But it had a VCR attached to it and every night before I went to bed I would pull a movie out and watch it.” He had a couple of video stores nearby and would often go and hang out. “I’ve always had a draw to that,” he says. “But when I got older, I got into foreign movies and have been trying to watch as many films as possible.” In his directorial debut, the documentary Adjust Your Tracking, Kinem interviews countless VHS tape collectors and provides a terrific overview of their strange world. One collector has even set up a video store in his basement. "Bradley Creanzo is really obsessive because he had a collection of what he wanted and what he loved," says Kinem. "When he came up with the idea to make the video store in his basement, he wanted to make it as realistic as possible, so he started buying movies you would find in a video store so he has a drama section and all the titles you would find at a store in the mid-’80s. Kinem has been touring with the film and will be in town tonight to introduce the film when it screens at 7:30 at the Capitol Theatre. The movie chronicles the demise of the videotape as well as the rise of the DVD. Future Video, a VHS pop-up shop located around the corner from the Capitol, will be open for anyone who needs a fix after seeing the film. (Niesel)


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