A while back we noted that bygone East Village record shop Other Music makes an appearance in Landline, Gillian Robespierre and Jenny Slate’s follow-up to Obvious Child. And then we noted that Greenpoint vinyl repository The Thing makes an appearance in Brooklyn filmmaker Dustin Guy Defa’s forthcoming film, Person to Person.
Well, both movies are now hitting theaters, and this Friday you’ll have a couple of chances to talk to their directors. On July 28, Nitehawk will screen Landline, a family dramedy set in ’90s NYC, and follow it up with a talkback with Robespierre and writer/producer Elisabeth Holm. By that time we’ll know whether the documentary about Other Music, which is the scene of a crucial meet-cute in Landline, has been fully funded. So far, so good. As of this writing, the husband-and-wife team (speaking of meet-cutes) behind the Other doc have raised $66,443 of their $70,000 goal, with 14 hours to go. Read more about Landline here and snag tickets for the screening here.
Also on July 28, at 9pm, a screening of Person to Person will be followed by a Q&A with Dustin Guy Defa and a couple of his stars, George Sample III and Bene Coppersmith (sadly Michael Cera and Abbi Jacobson, who play a pair of odd-couple reporters investigating a Brooklyn murder, won’t be present). As we’ve noted, Coopersmith plays a vinyl junkie chasing down a rare Charlie Parker record, which is true to life: IRL, Coopersmith is a part-time musician and carpenter who also happens to own a nameless Red Hook record shop. In Person to Person, it’s Greenpoint record shop The Thing where his character chases down a vinyl scammer in the maze-like basement. Read more about the movie here and snag tickets for the screening here.