Tribute Documentary Honors Legacy and End of Video World
by Mike Preato | Published: Wednesday, January 1, 2014
WOODBURY — Almost four years after it closed, the movie rental store Video World has been eternally memorialized in a tribute documentary simply titled “Video World,” a film that documents Video World’s life and final days.
The 17-minute film, directed by former Video World employee Ben Churchill, was released through Vimeo on Friday, December 6.
Mr. Churchill is a former Woodbury resident who decided to make the film to pay tribute to both the store that fostered his love of movies and the businessman whom he sees as a mentor.
“Video stores have been going out of business, just like this one did, in my hometown,” Mr. Churchill narrates as the movie begins, warning of the documentary’s end within the first 20 seconds.
The film follows former storeowner Edward Kaczynski as he works through the store’s final weeks…