At the Video Store

Portland-based filmmaker James Westby's first documentary—he’s best known for his comedies Film Geek, The Auteur, and Rid of Me—perfectly captures the shambolic nature of the early home video age, boasting interviews with the proprietors of shops like Ivan’s Alley in New York and Video Americain in Baltimore. There are also a slew of marquee names—like Barry’s Bill Hader, legendary film editor Thelma Schoonmaker (Raging Bull, The Wolf of Wall Street, The Irishman), and writer/director Nicole Holofcener (Please Give, Enough Said, Parks and Recreation)—who jump at the chance to profess their love of their favorite stores.

by Robert Ham
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James Westby
Bill Hader, Nicole Holofcener, Thelma Schoonmaker