All Things Must Pass is the new documentary from Colin Hanks about the rise and fall of Tower Records. After receiving glowing reviews at SXSW, the film is finally set to receive its theatrical debut on October 15th. In anticipation, the official trailer has arrived online.
The film uses interviews from the likes of Dave Grohl, Bruce Springsteen, Sir Elton John, and Tower Records founder Ross Solomon to chart the retailer’s rollercoaster existence and its historical impact.
In his review for the album, Michael Roffman writes, “There’s never a dull moment in the entire documentary. Hanks dazzles his viewers with rare gems, like excavated footage of Elton John’s aforementioned shopping sprees, and bruises with aching, genuine moments, like when former Universal Music head honcho Jim Urie sheds tears as he remembers how Solomon hired him one Christmas long ago. But it’s also very funny, and many of the former employers, especially Heidi Cotler and Mark Viducich, are a riot to listen to as they wax nostalgic on the company’s more riotous years, back when things like Hand Truck Fuel, aka cocaine, was a legitimatized expense and drinking on the job was par for the course.”
Watch the trailer below.
Revisit our special edition of Rock it Out! Blog from SXSW 2015 featuring Hanks as a guest panelist. The episode featured a segment discussing the documentary.