Industrial Accident: The Story Of Wax Trax Records

Director: Julia Nash

Country: USA, Belgium, Canada, Germany

Running Time: 90′  Year: 2018

In the fall of 2010, a woman nervously exits a truck and enters a dilapidated Arkansas barn to retrieve the belongings of her deceased father, Jim Nash, and his partner, Dannie Flesher. The two men in 1975, had opened a tiny vinyl collector’s shop in Denver Colorado named Wax Trax! Records before eventually moving the store to the mid-west where it becomes legendary to music fans across the globe. After a decade of neglect, the crumbling boxes and garbage bags containing a lost chapter in American music are about to come back home to Chicago.

At the center of Wax Trax Records! are two music-obsessed men and their taboo love affair. After moving the store to Chicago, Jim and Dannie’s unconventional approach to subculture have a profound effect on music fans and collectors from around the world. With the store’s success, Wax Trax! releases its first recording in 1980, and soon Wax Trax! becomes synonymous with a new genre known as industrial. Interviews with key artists from pioneering bands including Bauhaus, Nine Inch Nails, Ministry, Foo Fighters, Throbbing Gristle, describe getting their start from Wax Trax! Records. The independent label’s success throughout the 1980s and 1990s starts to pique the interest of major record companies, which initiates the heartbreaking downward spiral that almost buries the origin of US electronic music forever.

Here Ye-Here Ye! WAX TRAX! will be embarking on a Super-Sonic-Trans-Atlantic-Barn-Burner in order to bring our little documentary to the EAST END FILM FESTIVAL April, 2018!
For all our international pals looking to finally check out this long awaited story of WAX TRAX!, please join us at our official UK premier this April 26th, 2018.

Tickets can be secured through the London’s East End Film Festival as well as directly through the CASTLE CINEMA theater. And to answer your question before it’s asked…YES, you can purchase a ticket from the theater without being part of the festival.
FYI-This UK screening is expected to sell out quickly. As always…If you blokes & birds snooze, you blokes & birds lose!

“Okay- But do you have any Non-Brittonic screenings planned?” you may ask…Well, duh.

We’ve got some really great things planned all around the world regarding INDUSTRIAL ACCIDENT this year and will pass along the details as part of the official festival announcements. Stay tuned for more info from waxtraxfilms.com as we roll out the 2018 screenings over the next few weeks.

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