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The Last Video Store

The Last Video Store

A Vimeo Staff Pick, Official Selection at Raindance & 1st Prize award winner at My Røde Reel, the World’s biggest short film competition, hosted by Røde Microphones. 20th Century Flicks is the oldest video rental store in the World. It’s small, close-knit crew has unwittingly become custodians of the largest collection of DVDs and VHS tapes in the UK, and faces a constant struggle to adapt and survive in the age of streaming and downloading. Visit them online, or drop into their store next time you’re in Bristol
 - "It’s an ode to the video store experience and a nostalgia trip for anyone who remembers the trailers playing before movies on VHS, or having to rewind the tape before you return it. For many of us, the video store wasn’t just a place to rent movies, but a place to hang out and talk film. It was a vastly more social experience than sitting at home scrolling through thumbnails online. We have an almost endless stream of entertainment available at the click of a button, which makes it all the more amazing that a little independent video store can survive in 2020." - Arthur Cauty Available in 8 / 3 minute durations. WINNER, $75,000 1st Prize Documentary, My Røde Reel 2020 Official Selection, Raindance 2020 
Official Selection, FilmBath 2020
 Official Selection, Borrego Springs Film Festival 2021 
Official Selection, Fusion Film Festival 2020 Official Selection Betina Film Festival 2020 Cube Cinema, Bristol, October 2020
 Adventure Cinema, Bristol, August 2021 Cube Cinema, Bristol, May 2022 Forbidden Worlds Film Festival / Bristol IMAX, May 2022
A Vimeo Staff Pick
 A Daily Pick at Film Shortage
 Featured on Boooooom TV, Retrospective of Jupiter. "The Last Video Store is a wonderful look at persistence and love of a format that appears to be on its way out. This one struck such a cord" - Upcoming on Screen "Well this one has us tearing" - Film Shortage
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