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The Last Blockbuster

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Catalogue Number:  PR4829
Producer:  Passion River Films
Subject:  American History, Business Studies, Consumer Studies, Documentary, Entertainment, Marketing
Language:  English
Grade Level:  9 - 12, Post Secondary, Adult
Country Of Origin:  United States
Copyright Year:  2020
Running Time:  86:16

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The Last Blockbuster is a fun, nostalgic look back at the era of video rentals and the story of how one small town video store managed to outlast a corporate giant. Filmmakers Taylor Morden & Zeke Kamm follow the manager of the world’s sole remaining Blockbuster in Bend, OR, Sandi Harding, as she reflects on the store's vibrant past and navigates the difficult task of keeping a video rental store open in the era of streaming. Taking us through the history and subsequent rise and fall of the franchise, the documentary reveals the real reason why Blockbuster went out of business (hint - it wasn’t Netflix), while celebrating the unique and defining culture it created in the ‘90s, honoring a simpler times and the sense of community that could once be found in Blockbuster locations across the world.

"All the Nostalgia, With No Late Fees" - NY TIMES

"a piece of cinema history" - - Cinemablend

"an entertaining tribute to a huge part of so many of our lives" - - Sundance Institute

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