Dusty Groove: The Sound of Transition
85 min., 2019, USA
Iconic Chicago record store Dusty Groove has been buying vinyl collections for over 20 years. But how can one put a price tag on something so personal as another’s music? Owner and Vinyl Buyer Rick Wojcik walks us into the homes – and stories – of strangers, digging their jazz, soul and hip hop records, buying their once-prized possessions. Each seller shares a common reason: they face a major life transition. The documentary is a collection of intimate narratives, akin to a record album of songs. About love, loss, and our deep connection to music.
“While filming in a Japan record store with Dusty Groove owner and vinyl buyer Rick Wojcik, he casually pulled a record out of the stacks and handed it to me. On it was a sticker from Reckless Records, the store where we both met decades ago as employees. Records are artifacts that circulate around the world, finding new owners. And sometimes they find their way back to those who sold them in the first place.” – Danielle Beverly
7 min., 2019, USA
Sura Dupart is a Chicago-based sculptor, painter, musician, and mentor, who at eighty-years-old continues to make art with the energy and passion of someone half his age. Although Sura has been creating for almost sixty years, he has remained relatively unknown. His singular devotion to his craft has impacted those around him, including next generation Chicago artist, Angel Bat Dawid, as well as legendary musician, Soji Adebayo, who has played keyboards alongside Sura for forty years.