Maysles Cinema Wednesdays at Nowadays Presents:
Our Vinyl Weight a Ton: This is Stones Throw Records
Jeff Broadway, 2013, 94 min
Stones Throw Records has been the stupendously creative L.A. based label for a rigorous collection of artists ranging the hip-hop, funk and soul spectrum. The label's founder Peanut Butter Wolf (Chris Manak) is praised in this 2013 documentary by artists such as Tyler the Creator, Madlib and Questlove for his enthusiastic culling of great talent in an idiosyncratic environment. And following in Manak's illuminating spirit, this film provides a luscious and intimate look into the musical overlap and influences brought together under a decidedly independent name to put out essential material by names like MF Doom, J-Dilla, and Madlib. Exclusive concert footage, interviews with top names in hip-hop and inner circle home footage make this a not to be missed film for any music fan.