Kevin Smokler

Author, Documentary Filmmaker
Kevin Smokler
Kevin Smokler is the author of three books about music and pop culture and is the co-director of the 2020 documentary film Vinyl Nation: A Documentary Dig Into the Record Renaissance.
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Kevin Smokler (@weegee) is a writer, documentary filmmaker, and event host with a focus on pop culture. He’s the author of book “Brat Pack America: A Love Letter to 80s Teen Movies” (2016) and the essay collection “Practical Classics: 50 Reasons to Reread 50 Books you Haven’t Touched Since High School” (2013). In 2020, he co-directed the documentary film “Vinyl Nation” on the contemporary renaissance of vinyl records in America and is currently working on a book about women film directors. He’s appeared in conversation onstage with comedians, playwrights, authors, magazine publishers, architects, musicians, and filmmakers and taught at universities like Stanford, M.I.T, and the University of Michigan over the last 2 decades. He lives in San Francisco with his wife and way too many vinyl records.

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