20th Century Flicks is the oldest video rental store in the World. It’s small, close-knit crew has unwittingly become custodians of the largest collection of DVDs and VHS tapes in the UK, and faces a constant struggle to adapt and survive in the age of streaming and downloading.
Visit them online, or drop into their store next time you’re in Bristol
“It’s an ode to the video store experience and a nostalgia trip for anyone who remembers the trailers playing before movies on VHS, or having to rewind the tape before you return it. For many of us, the video store wasn’t just a place to rent movies, but a place to hang out and talk film. It was a vastly more social experience than sitting at home scrolling through thumbnails online. We have an almost endless stream of entertainment available at the click of a button, which makes it all the more amazing that a little independent video store can survive in 2020.” – Director, Arthur Cauty
Featured on Film Shortage, Booooooom, Retrospective of Jupiter.
A film by Arthur Cauty
20th Century Flicks:
Filmed on Panasonic GH4 with Sigma Art lenses (+ a few Sony A7S shots)
a DC7 Films production