I’m ready for my close-up: Disseminating movies – “Your local video shop”

Photo of Homeview Entertainment, BrockleyOn the 11th February, a large group of people gathered outside a video shop in South East London to protest about its closure and replacement by a proposed betting shop.

Alex Fitch was there to interview locals and their representatives about why the demise aroused such passion.

Interior photo of Close-up video, Brick LaneIn contrast, this is followed by an interview with both the owner and the manager of a relatively new rental place in East London that looks potentially successful in this digital age and is intended to be more than just a video shop…

Originally broadcast 8th March 2007 (mp3 format, 28.3mb)

Links: Sue Luxton’s blog about the closure of Homeview
Brockley entries at ‘Transpontine’ blog
List of archived versions of ‘homeviewvideo.co.uk’
Close-up Film Library, Brick Lane
The economic theory of The Long Tail
For more info, please visit the home of this episode at www.archive.com