Sound Unseen Unveils Entire Film Line-up for 18th annual festival Nov 8-12, 2017

Sound Unseen is thrilled to announce the entire film lineup along with dates, times and venues for the upcoming 18th annual Sound Unseen Film/Music/Art Festival taking place November 8-12, 2017 in Minneapolis, MN. Sound Unseen will screen over twenty films (documentaries, narratives, short films, and music videos) at the newly expanded Trylon Cinema and Bryant Lake Bowl in Minneapolis.

Sound Unseen once again will feature five films “In Competition” with a five-person jury choosing a winner prior to the MN premiere of “Sammy Davis Jr: I’ve Gotta Be Me.” This year’s film programming was curated by Jim Brunzell, Richard Gill and Joe Larsen.

Individual tickets will range between $10-$15 for festival screenings and events. Stay tuned for more information on soundunseen.com and by liking us on Facebook and following us on Twitter and Instagram. Tickets will go on sale the week of October 16th.

Events and the Sound Unseen Competition Jurors will be announced the week of October 16th.

Sound Unseen is a volunteer based organization and our 18th annual festival could not be possible without the generous support of our fans and the following sponsors: 89.3 the Current, Indeed Brewing Company, Tito’s Vodka, IFP-MN, Extreme Noise Records, Trylon Cinema, Moon Palace Books, Muddy Waters, Bryant Lake Bowl, Friedman/Iverson, CIMM Fest, Dark Horse Bar And Eatery, MN Film & TV, Flyway Film Festival and Duluth Superior Film Festival.

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Listed below is the full film lineup and schedule for the 18th annual Sound Unseen music/film/art festival, November 8-12, 2017.

Weds. November 8

7:00 PM
THE DECLINE OF WESTERN CIVILIZATION: PART I w/ Director Penelope Spheeris
Venue: Trylon Cinema
$12 advance/$15 at door
Sponsored by: Extreme Noise Records & CIMM Festival

9:30 PM
THE DECLINE OF WESTERN CIVILIZATION PART II: THE METAL YEARS
Venue: Trylon Cinema
$12 advance/$15 at door
Sponsored by: Extreme Noise Records & CIMM Festival

Thurs. November 9

7:00 PM
THE DECLINE OF WESTERN CIVILIZATION: PART III w/ Director Penelope Spheeris
Venue: Trylon Cinema
$12 advance/$15 at door
Sponsored by: Extreme Noise Records & CIMM Festival

7:15 PM
WHEN GOD SLEEPS
Venue: Bryant Lake Bowl
$10 advance/$12 at door

9:30 PM
THE PUBLIC IMAGE IS ROTTEN
Venue: Trylon Cinema
$10 advance/$12 at door
Sponsored by: Extreme Noise Records & CIMM Festival

9:45 PM
THE WORLD IS MINE: w/ short film SOUND OF THE FUTURE: HAITI
Venue: Bryant Lake Bowl
$10 advance/$12 at door
 

Fri. November 10

7:00 PM
EVERY EVERYTHING: THE LIFE, TIMES & MUSIC OF GRANT HART w/ Producer Jan Radder & Special Guests
Venue: Trylon Cinema
$10 advance/$12 at door

7:15 PM
CASSETTE w/ short film FOURTH OF JULIVAR’S
Venue: Bryant Lake Bowl
$10 advance /$12 at door

9:30 PM
SOUND UNSEEN SHORTS PROGRAM w/ Select Filmmakers in Attendance
Venue: Trylon Cinema
$10 advance/$12 at door

9:45 PM
NO RESOLUTION Feat. Live Perfomance & Q&A w/ Filmmaker Time Kasher
Also Feat. short film SOMA & LIL
Venue: Bryant Lake Bowl
$12 advance/$15 at door

Sat. November 11

2:45 PM
FAR WESTERN w/ Director James Payne
Venue: Trylon Cinema
$10 advance/$12 at door

4:45 PM
STRAIGHT INTO A STORM: DEER TICK w/ Director William Miller
Venue: Trylon Cinema
$10 advance/$12 at door

7:15 PM
DARE TO BE DIFFERENT
Venue: Bryant Lake Bowl
$10 advance/$12 at door

7:15 PM
SAMMY DAVIS JR.: I’VE GOTTA BE ME
Venue: Trylon Cinema
$10 advance/$12 door

9:45 PM
EVERY NIGHT’S A SATURDAY NIGHT
Venue: Bryant Lake Bowl
$10 advance/$12 at door

9:30 PM
DON’T BREAK DOWN: A FILM ABOUT JAWBREAKER w/ Producer Dan Didier
Venue: Trylon Cinema
$10 advance/$12 at door

Sun. November 12

4:30 PM

THE ICARUS LINE MUST DIE w/ MUSIC VIDEOS
Venue: Bryant Lake Bowl
$10 advance/$12 at door

7:00 PM
LIVING ON SOUL w/ short film BEBOP
Venue: Trylon Cinema
$10 advance/$12 at door

7:15 PM

THE ALLINS
Venue: Bryant Lake Bowl
$10 advance/$12 at door

First Wave of Films, Special Guests, and Events for Sound Unseen 18

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE­-MPLS, MN: Sound Unseen is thrilled to announce the first wave of selections along with venues for the upcoming 18th annual Sound Unseen Film/Music/Art Festival taking place November 8-12, 2017 in Minneapolis, MN. Sound Unseen will screen over twenty films (documentaries, narratives, short films, and music videos) at the newly expanded Trylon Cinema and Bryant Lake Bowl in Minneapolis.

Some film highlights of the forthcoming Sound Unseen festival line-up include director Penelope Spheeris (“Wayne’s World” and “Suburbia”) who will present her groundbreaking documentary trilogy, “The Decline of Western Civilization” with Q&A’s featuring Spheeris following “The Decline of Western Civilization: Part I” and “The Decline of Western Civilization: Part III.” These screenings are presented by Extreme Noise Records and Trylon Cinema.

Singer/songwriter Tim Kasher (Cursive/The Good Life) will be attending Sound Unseen to present his feature film debut and the Minnesota Premiere of “No Resolution”, a narrative drama about an engaged couple's relationship unraveling over the course of a particularly rocky New Year's Eve. This screening will include a Q&A and an intimate live performance by Kasher following the screening.

Director William Miller (“Don’t Follow Me: I’m Lost”) will be in attendance for his documentary and the Minnesota Premiere of “Straight Into the Storm: Deer Tick”, centering around Deer Tick's 2015 10th anniversary run in New York City. This documentary is a portrait of a hard rocking band known for substance fueled live performances on their evolutionary journey to become one of the greatest cult rock bands of our time.

Jeff Broadway and Cory Bailey’s “Living on Soul” will also make its Minnesota Premiere. “Living on Soul” is a hybrid documentary and concert film in which musicians from Daptone Records headline Harlem’s famous Apollo Theater for a three-night, sold-out musical revue which featured the incomparable Sharon Jones and the Dap-Kings, Charles Bradley, The Budos Band, and Antibalas.

Sound Unseen will be presenting a special screening of Gorman Bechard's “Every Everything: The Music, Life and Times of Grant Hart” (a Sound Unseen 14 opening night selection) with producer Jan Radder and special guests in attendance. The documentary is a beautiful and revelatory exploration of Hart; a singularly unique artistic force whose creative career was often overshadowed by that of his former band mate, and who finally, rightfully, gets a moment in the spotlight.

Karaoke Underground kicks things off on Monday, November 6 at Memory Lanes. Karaoke Underground is for punk and indie rock fans who love to scream, yelp, croon, bark and sometimes even sing their favorites from artists like Bikini Kill, Black Flag, Modest Mouse, the Misfits, Cat Power, the Pixies, Dead Kennedys, Sleater-Kinney, Pavement, Joy Division, Fugazi, Guided By Voices and many more. It's video karaoke with onscreen lyrics, a stage, and you -- getting the chance to sing great songs you just can't find anywhere else. This event is free and open to the public.

Another highlighted Sound Unseen event will be “Music on Pages: An Author Roundtable” with local music writers discussing Minnesota music history and their findings in the process of researching and discovering more about the Twin Cities music scene. Confirmed panelists and authors include Danny Sigelman (“35 Years of Music in Minneapolis”), Cyn Collins (“Complicated Fun: The Birth of Minneapolis Punk and Indie Rock 1974-1984--An Oral History”), Jim Walsh (“Bar Yarns and Manic-Depressive Mixtapes: Jim Walsh on Music from Minneapolis to the Outer Limits”), Chris Riemenschneider (“First Avenue: Minnesota's Mainroom”) and Andrea Swensson (“Got to Be Something Here: The Rise of the Minneapolis Sound.”) “Music on Pages: An Author Roundtable” will take place Saturday, November 11 at the Trylon Cinema. This event is free and open to the public. There will be no advance tickets; anyone wanting to attend can show up at the Trylon Cinema 30 minutes prior to start time to gain access.

The final Sound Unseen line-up will be announced the week of October 10th. Individual tickets will range between $12-$15 for festival screenings and events. Stay tuned for more information on soundunseen.com and by liking us on Facebook and following us on Twitter and Instagram.

Sound Unseen is a volunteer based organization and our 18th annual festival could not be possible without the generous support of our fans and the following sponsors: 89.3 the Current, Indeed Brewing Company, Tito’s Vodka, IFP-MN, Extreme Noise Records, Trylon Cinema, Moon Palace Books, Muddy Waters, Bryant Lake Bowl, Friedman/Iverson, Dark Horse Bar And Eatery, MN Film & TV, Flyway Film Festival and Duluth Superior Film Festival.

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)!