Dusty Groove: The Sound of Transition

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.



Editor and Story Consultant:

“engrossing and warmhearted…3 1/2 of 4 stars” – Richard Roeper, Sun-Times

“The perfect film…about what we keep, what we let go and why music always matters.” – South Arts

“touching” – The WOLF Internet Radio

“moving” – St. Louis International Film Festival

“Directed with a heart full of soul” – @KQEDarts

“…a lot more than a story about vinyl” – Block Club Chicago

“…does a great job of getting at the complexity of the world of records” – Medea Research Lab, Malmo University

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Screening History

Stay tuned for announcements about upcoming screenings!
Dusty Groove: The Sound of Transition – Chicago IL (bonus screening!)
Third Space Chicago | October 14, 2021
Dusty Groove: The Sound of Transition – Normal IL
The Normal Theater | August 7, 2021
Dusty Groove: The Sound of Transition – Evanston IL
Eiden Park, Evanston IL | July 31, 2021
Dusty Groove: The Sound of Transition – Downers Grove IL
Windy City Records | July 30, 2021