Official SU17 Press Release | Festival Program announced!

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE­-MPLS, MN: Sound Unseen is thrilled to announce its entire film line-up along with venues for the upcoming 17th annual Sound Unseen Film/Music/Art Festival taking place November 10-13, 2016 in Minneapolis and St. Paul, MN. Sound Unseen will screen over twenty films (documentaries, narratives and short films) at three locations: McNally Smith College of Music in St. Paul, the Trylon microcinema and Bryant Lake Bowl in Minneapolis.

Sound Unseen will once again feature eight films “In Competition” with a five person jury choosing a winner for a cash prize award, presented and sponsored by Cine-O-Matic. This year’s film programming was curated by Jim Brunzell and Richard Gill.

Tickets will range between $10-$15 for individual festival screenings. Individual tickets for all events will go on sale on Wednesday, October 12. Sound Unseen’s music line-up, events and jurors will also be announced Weds. Oct. 12th.

Sound Unseen is a volunteer based organization and could not be possible without the generous support of our fans and the following sponsors for the 17th annual festival: 89.3 the Current, Indeed Brewing Company, Tito’s Vodka, IFP-MN, Cine-O-Matic, Extreme Noise Records, McNally Smith College of Music, Trylon microcinema, Amsterdam Bar & Hall, Peace Coffee, Film Society of Minneapolis/St. Paul, Seward Co-op, Muddy Waters, Bryant Lake Bowl, Friedman/Iverson, Ticketfly, Dark Horse Bar And Eatery, MN Film & TV, Flyway Film Festival and Duluth Superior Film Festival.

Below is the full film lineup and schedule for the 17th annual Sound Unseen film/music/art festival, November 10-13, 2016.


FILM SCHEDULE

*Indicates Filmmakers and/or special guests in attendance


Weds. November 11

7:00 PM
Colin Hay: Waiting For Real Life
Venue: Trylon microcinema

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Thurs. November 10

7:00 PM
Contemporary Color
Venue: McNally Smith College of Music
*Ticket includes complimentary beer and/or wine and admission to Opening Night party at Amsterdam Bar & Hall following the screening.

7:00 PM
What Would Beethoven Do?
Venue: Trylon microcinema

9:00 PM
Arctic Superstar
Venue: Trylon microcinema

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Fri. November 11

7:00 PM
Southland Tales (10th anniversary screening)*
Venue: Trylon microcinema

7:15 PM
Goodnight Brooklyn: The Story of Death by Audio
Venue: Bryant Lake Bowl

7:30 PM
A Song For You: The Austin City Limits Story (w/ Excising The Heart)
Venue: McNally Smith College of Music

9:45 PM
Who is Lydia Loveless? (w/Tav Falco: Make Me Know You're Mine)
Venue: Bryant Lake Bowl

10:15 PM
Donnie Darko (15th anniversary screening)*
Venue: Trylon microcinema

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Sat. November 12

5:00 PM
A Fat Wreck*
Venue: McNally Smith College of Music

7:00 PM
Donnie Darko (15th anniversary screening)*
Venue: Trylon microcinema

7:15 PM
The Sad & Beautiful World of Sparklehorse (w/Chris Connelly - Mistreated and Wild)
Venue: Bryant Lake Bowl

7:30 PM
Tower
Venue: McNally Smith College of Music

9:45 PM
Southland Tales (10th anniversary screening)*
Venue: Trylon microcinema

10:00 PM
Bad Rap
Venue: Bryant Lake Bowl

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Sun. November 13

2:00 PM
Sound Unseen Short Films Program*
Venue: Bryant Lake Bowl

4:45PM
Strike A Pose
Venue: Bryant Lake Bowl

5:00 PM
Syl Johnson: Any Way The Wind Blows*
Venue: Trylon microcinema

7:00 PM
BANG! The Bert Berns Story
Venue: Trylon microcinema

7:30 PM
Strike A Pose
Venue: Bryant Lake Bowl

MovieMaker mag names us as one of the 25 Coolest Film Festivals!

NBD. Just a little humble brag...

A few weeks ago we received an email from MovieMaker Magazine (the nation’s leading resource on the art and business of making movies and the world’s most widely read independent film mag) letting us know we've been chosen as one of the festivals to be listed on their 2016 "25 Coolest Film Festivals in the World". 🙌🏽 👏🏾 🎉

Some of our very own favorite festivals have had the same honor (shout out to Flyway Film Festival, True/False Film Festival), so we're incredibly humbled to be listed next to some of the best (and apparently coolest) festivals from around the world.

The Fall 2016 print issue will be appearing on newsstands starting September 20, but will have special distribution at the Toronto International Film Festival before that date, so if you are attending TIFF you'll be able to pick up a copy. You can read the article online HERE.

We'd love to thank whomever nominated us (you're swell!), the esteemed panel for choosing our little ol' fest, to our volunteer-run staff, and to the amazing MSP community for continually supporting our efforts. Thank you, MovieMaker Magazine, you've made our day (and year)!