Keith Shapiro grew up in Pittsburgh listening to Dr. Demento talk about a magical place in LA's Westwood called Rhino Records. The store closed in 2006. In 2010, while living out here, Shapiro heard about the Rhino pop-up store and dropped in. As soon as he saw the scene, he knew he had to do a film and he started shooting. He's now looking on Kickstarter for a little help to finish the thing.
The completely independent feature documentary features a bizarre treasure trove of unearthed archive footage, blazing live performances, and funny and surprising new interviews from all the colorful record maniacs and musicians who made Rhino the special place it was. Including Dr. Demento, Richard Thompson, Nels Cline, William Stout, Peter Case, Little Willie G and thee Midnighters, Temple City Kazoo Orchestra and so much more! The film has been enthusiatically received at Allison Anders "Don't Knock the Rock!" Festival, the 2012 Santa Barbara Int'l Film Festival, won Best Feature Documentary at the 2012 Oxford Film Festival and there's a lot of exciting stuff coming up if we can make this Kickstarter happen!