A couple of times a year we talk about the last Blockbuster Video on the planet
Located in Bend, Oregon - the last gasp of a different era (and my former employer) gets all sorts of curious attention - and now it's getting the documentary treatment
Now, 1091 Pictures has acquired worldwide digital and broadcast rights to “The Last Blockbuster,” the story of how one small town video store managed to survive the decline and fall of its corporate parent. The film follows Sandi Harding, the manager of the Oregon-based Blockbuster that somehow outlasted the chain’s bankruptcy, as well as the rise of Netflix. She reflects on the store’s heyday and the challenge of keeping a movie rental store open in the era of streaming.
The feature documentary will be available to purchase or rent on-demand on Dec. 15. It features interviews with comedians and celebrities such as Adam Brody (“The O.C.”), Ione Skye (“Say Anything”), Doug Benson (“Getting Doug with High”), Paul Scheer (“Veep”) and director Kevin Smith (“Clerks”, with narration by Lauren Lapkus (“The Wrong Missy”). “The Last Blockbuster” was directed by Taylor Morden and written and produced by Zeke Kamm.
Here's the trailer (looks good!)