Here is an overview of the documentary:
Capital is proud to present the documentary film, For the Records, after a brief introduction from the filmmakers:
When Bob Plotnik quit law to open up a record store in Greenwich Village in the ’60s, the only thing he wanted was to get hold of his favorite street doo-wop records ahead of everyone else.
He couldnt have known that the store would still be there nearly 50 years laterthat it would survive the introduction of cassettes, CDs and MP3s, outlast CBGB, even stay open after Bob had a huge stroke and handed the store over to his colleagues to run.
And though “Bleecker Bob” is identified with some of the great names of rock and roll through the decades, and especially downtown movements from the Village’s folk scene through punk, new wave and alternative music, now, time is finally catching up with the oldest record store in the Village.
There are cracks in the black and white linoleum floor. Dust gathers on Bobs collection of art deco clocks, many of which have stopped. Though the landlord of their building on West Third Street has been good to Bob over the years, hes finally putting the rent up in line with prices in the area. Bleecker Bobs is getting priced out.