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"Our Vinyl Weighs a Ton" now showing at UICA

A film review of "Our Vinyl Weighs a Ton,"
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Jeff Broadway's feature documentary, Our Vinyl Weighs a Ton is an experience worthy to be seen no matter if audiences are familiar with its content.

The film follows the life of Chris Manak, better known to his fans as Peanut Butter Wolf, and the founder of Stones Throw Records. Beginning from his early life, the film shows Wolf's musical influences, and how he was inspired to begin creating his own music and shows. Although it touches on poignant life experiences, such as the death of Charizma, Wolf's close friend and musical partner, the overall tone of Our Vinyl Weighs a Ton is fun. It nicely balances its upbeat, liveliness while also being interesting and educational.

There are many who vouch for Peanut Butter Wolf's talent and stand in support of the record label. Interviews with big names such as Kanye West and Mike D of the Beastie Boys along with many others are peppered in throughout.

Overall, Our Vinyl Weighs a Ton is certainly a film that will appeal to most, or at the very least inspire a nineties hip hop kick for the rest of the week. Opening today at 3:00 p.m., at UICA.

For additional information and showtimes click here:  http://uica.org/event/our-vinyl-weighs-a-ton/

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