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A comical attempt to save a New Jersey record store and confront a mid-life crisis. (NR, 92 min.)


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When filmmaker Chris Wilcha revisits the record store he worked at as a teenager in New Jersey, he finds the once-thriving bastion of music and weirdness from his youth slowly falling apart and out of touch with the times. FLIPSIDE documents his tragicomic attempt to revive the store while revisiting other documentary projects he has abandoned over the years. In the process, Wilcha captures This American Life icon Ira Glass in the midst of a creative rebirth, discovers the origin story of David Bowie’s ode to a local New Jersey cable television hero, and uncovers the unlikely connection between jazz photographer Herman Leonard and TV writer David Milch. This disparate collection of stories coheres into something strange and expansive—a moving meditation on music, work, and the sacrifices and satisfaction of trying to live a creative life. [Oscilloscope]

Director: Christopher Wilcha
Genre: Documentary

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"Beautiful and inspiring."

— Kristy Puchko, Mashable

"Flipside is a warm and discursive documentary."

— Leor Galil, Chicago Reader

"'Flipside,' a film produced by Judd Apatow, is like a perfect, wondrous B-side collection"

— Robert Daniels, indieWire

"Strikes one of those wonderful paradoxes, being simultaneously about holding on and letting go."

— Amber Wilkinson, Eye for Film

"By capturing Flipside in this way, Wilcha shows the weird, unbelievable nature of life and the surprises that make it such a beautiful mess."

— Ross Bonaime, Collider