Industrial Accident - The Story of Wax Trax! Records

Feature | NR | 95


Regal Hollywood 27 Theater 2 Sat, May 12, 2018 8:00 PM
Regal Hollywood 27 Theater 2 Fri, May 18, 2018 9:00 PM
Film Info
Section:Music Films/Music City Competition
Run Time:95
Premiere Status:Southeast US Premiere
Original Language:English
Cast/Crew Info
Director:Julia Nash
Cast:Al Jourgensen | Groovie Mann | Richard 23 | Trent Reznor | Jello Biafra | Ian MacKaye
Producer:Julia Nash | Vicki Chase
Screenwriter:Mark Skillicorn
Cinematographer:Brian Schilling
Editor:Drew Angle
Music:Mark Skillicorn


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 globally. After decades of neglect, the crumbling boxes 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 spiral downward that almost buries the origin of US electronic music forever.

Filmmakers in attendance.