Gravitas Ventures Acquires ‘All Things Must Pass’

ALL THINGS MUST PASS, the engrossing documentary from director Colin Hanks and his producing partner Sean Stuart of Company Name, have solidified a North American distribution deal with Nolan Gallagher, Founder and CEO of Gravitas Ventures. ALL THINGS MUST PASS had its world premiere at the 2015 SXSW Festival this past March. The theatrical release for the film is planned for September 2015.

Established in 1960, Tower Records was once a retail powerhouse with close to two hundred stores, in more than a dozen countries, on four continents. From humble beginnings in a small-town drugstore, Tower Records eventually became the heart and soul of the music world, and a powerful force in the music industry. In 1999, Tower Records made $1 billion. In 2006, the company filed for bankruptcy. What went wrong? Everyone thinks they know what killed Tower Records: The Internet. But that’s not the story. ALL THINGS MUST PASS is a feature documentary film examining this iconic company’s explosive trajectory, tragic demise, and legacy forged by its rebellious founder, Russ Solomon.

ALL THINGS MUST PASS documentary took over 7 years to complete after securing initial funding from its popular Kickstarter campaign with over 1,600 backers The film has been a labor of love for Hanks and Stuart who both hail from Sacramento, California, home town of the fallen music retailer. Director Colin Hanks remarked, β€œIt’s already been an incredible journey, making this film with such a talented team – from our amazing group of producers to our writer and editor, and our phenomenal film subjects. We could not be more thrilled.”

ALL THINGS MUST PASS was produced by Sean Stuart, executive produced by Glen Zipper and written by Steven Leckart. Music legends and entertainment moguls lending their thoughts include: Bruce Springsteen, Dave Grohl, Elton John, and David Geffen. Principal cast includes Tower Record founder Russ Solomon, Michael Solomon, Heidi Cotler, Mark Viducic, Stan Goman, and Bob Delanoy.

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