Video Store Reminiscing with Tom Roston & Angela Robinson

Join Chevalier’s as we welcome author and journalist Lost-It-At-VideoTom Roston on Sunday, September 27th, at 4:00pm. He will be in conversation with director Angela Robinson and signing his new book, I Lost It at the Video Store: A Filmmakers’ Oral History of a Vanished Era.

In I Lost it at the Video Store, Roston interviews filmmakers including John Sayles, Quentin Tarantino, Kevin Smith, Darren Aronofsky, David O. Russell and Allison Anders, who came of age during the reign of video rentals, and constructs a narrative of an era of cinema history which, though now gone, continues to shape film culture today.

RostonTom Roston is a veteran journalist who began his career at The Nation and Vanity Fair magazines, before working at Premiere magazine as a senior editor. He is now a freelance writer and frequent contributor to The New York Times. He writes a regular blog about nonfiction filmmaking on

angela-robinsonAngela Robinson is a producer, director, screenwriter, and (most importantly!) former video store clerk whose film and television credits include D.E.B.S., Herbie: Fully LoadedThe L Word, and True Blood. She is currently writing a pilot about Marlene Dietrich and Greta Garbo. She lives in Los Angeles with her partner, Alexandra Kondracke, and their son.

As an independent bookstore, we’ve reserved a special place in our hearts for the lost days of VHS rentals. Stop by the store and bring your favorite video store memories!