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Vinyl Nation and Q&A with the directors

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November 12th | 7:00pm

Join WUD Music and WUD Film on Thursday, November 12th at 7:00pm for a Q&A with the directors of Vinyl Nation, Christopher Boone and Kevin Smokler, as well as UW alum and NPR music reviewer Stephen Thompson. We will discuss the boom in popularity for vinyl records and what that means for physical music shops. The film is available online for free through the link below starting today and all the way through Nov 30th:


The film is available for anyone interested.


USA | 92 minutes | NR | Online screening | Dir. Christopher Boone and Kevin Smokler

Vinyl Nation is a documentary dig into the resurgence of vinyl records, the diversification of vinyl fans and what this all means for America today.

Watch the trailer: https://vinylnationfilm.com/watch-trailer

More about the film: https://vinylnationfilm.com/


Zoom link:


Meeting ID: 963 1121 5069

Passcode: Vinyl123


About the panelists:

Kevin Smokler, co-director and co-producer of Vinyl Nation, is a writer, documentary filmmaker and host with a focus on popular culture. His essays and cultural criticism have appeared in the LA Times, Salon, Fast Company, BuzzFeed, Vulture, The San Francisco Chronicle, The Decider and on National Public Radio. Vinyl Nation is his first film.  
Christopher Boone, co-director and co-producer of Vinyl Nation, is a screenwriter and filmmaker.  He is a contributing writer to No Film School and a frequent panel moderator for the Austin Film Festival and its On Story series.  Vinyl Nation is his first feature documentary.

Stephen Thompson, a 1994 grad of UW-Madison, is a writer, editor, and reviewer for NPR Music.  He is a co-creator of NPR's Tiny Desk Concerts as well as a founder and former editor of The Onion's entertainment section, The A.V. Club.

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