Film: Our Vinyl Weighs A Ton This Is Stones Throw Records

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FILM: Our Vinyl Weighs A Ton -- This Is Stones Throw Records
Wednesday, August 3,
Doors open at 7pm, Film begins at 8pm
Admission: $5 (Free for members)

“Plastic Dreams,” our look into our love of vinyl continues with a film series dedicated to the vinyl enthusiast, and their obsession with the physical format. This wide-ranging collection of films aims to show us the devotion and connection many feel to the format, and forces us to consider our instinct to romanticize nostalgic eras gone by.

The series will take place every Wednesday in August and will also incorporate short films, discussions and other events relevant to the subject matter of each week’s film.

Our Vinyl Weighs A Ton: This is Stones Throw Records

Our Vinyl Weighs A Ton is a feature-length documentary about avant-garde Los Angeles-based record label Stones Throw Records. The film 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.

The film features exclusive interviews with Kanye West, Snoop Dogg, Common, Questlove, Talib Kweli, Mike D (The Beastie Boys), Tyler the Creator, and many more.

“Our Vinyl Weighs a Ton: This Is Stones Throw Records” is a film that’s full of inspired detours, colorful non sequiturs, inside jokes and unexplained phenomena that will likely give hip-hop fans paroxysms of pleasure while leaving the uninitiated alternately amused and confused.” — Variety Magazine

“It’s part documentary, part biopic, part time capsule and part mixtape—actually, it’s really a study in character, and how strength of character is sometimes all you need.” — L.A. Record

“To describe the music released by Los Angeles label Stones Throw Records as “eclectic” or “left-of-center” is an understatement on par with saying Kanye West has an ego.” — LA Magazine
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By: Museum of Contemporary Art Detroit (MOCAD