Their message is brutally clear: Destroy the old and make way for the new. This is the punk's violent revolution; Their lawless world. This is The Decline of Western Civilization: Part I
In the mid 80's a new scene took over the Los Angeles nightlife--Heavy Metal. Loud, rude, sexy, sexist and anti-authoritarian.
The Decline of Western Civilization Pt. III is an unflinching look into the lives of the hardcore fans of punk rock in Los Angeles, 20 years later.
Prince goes Sahel in this colorful homage to “Purple Rain” and “The Harder They Come.” Set among the sub-Saharan Tuareg people, and reputedly the first feature film in their Tamashek language (which has no word for "purple," hence the title).
Feminist Video Quarterly is a community and series of screenings made by local women and gender non-conforming artists. Screenings held at lil art spaces around the cities. Join us for our seventh screening, in collaboration with Sound Unseen - [HINDRANCE] is a collection of work featuring music and videos made by WTF artists. Artists are financially supported thanks to the Visual Arts Fund grant through Midway Contemporary Art.
Whitney Houston was a sure thing, or as sure as the music industry had ever seen. A transcendent talent with pedigree and mentorship to match, she was going to be the greatest female vocalist ever. For a time, she was, and then she all-too-publicly fell short.
In 2007 ex Lifter Puller guitarist/keyboard guy Steve Barone made some lo-fi, crappy green screen, totally pixelated videos on the website MinnieIndie.com. Now, 10 years later we're gonna watch some of them and talk to Steve about it.
"L7: Pretend We're Dead" is a real time journey witnessing the rise, fall, and ultimate redemption of these fierce feminist pioneers of American Rock and Roll. The screening also features an introduction from director Sarah Price, editor JoLynn Garnes, and Lori Barbero of Babes In Toyland.
Stretch and Bobbito: Radio That Changed Lives (Feat. Post Screening w/ Stretch and Bobbito) Sponsored by Rhymesayers Ent.
Sound Unseen and Rhymesayers Ent. present a Soundset weekend screening of Stretch and Bobbito: Radio That Changed Lives, a look at the highly influential radio dj's. Also featuring a post screening Q&A with Stretch and Bobbito.
Join us for a short film retrospective and conversation with Paul von Stoetzel, the demented mind behind Killing Joke films. Also featuring performances by Carnage The Executioner and Symone Smash It
Sound Unseen & Indeed Brewing present a Jay Reatard birthday celebration featuring a screening of Jay Reatard: Better Than Something and live performances by Birthday Suits, Fury Things, and Blood Sculpture.
"The Cure in Orange" is a concert film by British rock group The Cure. It was filmed at the classic Théâtre antique d'Orange in the French countryside, on 9 and 10 August 1986.
Sound Unseen is proud to present a series of short films and music videos from Justin Pierre, Justin Staggs, and Shane Nelson of the Junkshow Cinema podcast plus a post show Q&A. A full list of films will be available soon.
On November 13, 2015 at the Bataclan theater in Paris, terrorists killed 89 people and injured hundreds more at an Eagles of Death Metal concert. The band members survived, and a year later returned to Paris to give a triumphant, defiant concert at the Olympia Theater.
I Go Back Home - Jimmy Scott is the story of a man, Ralf Kemper, driven to celebrate a long forgotten music legend. Singer Jimmy Scott is one of the few modern links to the golden age of jazz. Close friend of Billie Holiday, Charlie Parker and the only artist ever produced by Ray Charles, Scott’s career is a long series of misfortune and tragedy interspersed with two of the greatest jazz vocal albums of all time.
Join us at Muddy Waters in Uptown Minneapolis for our Closing Night Party with DJ Shannon Blowtorch! Toast with us as we wrap up our 17th year of films on music and general shenanigans.
When Madonna forever forged vogueing into pop culture during her racy and controversial 1990 Blonde Ambition Tour, seven young men were on stage with her. They toured the world with the pop star and had all their backstage antics documented in the film “Madonna: Truth Or Dare.”
The documentary film “BANG! The Bert Berns Story,” which had its highly acclaimed World Premiere at SXSW, beats a peripatetic pace through the history of 60s R&B-fueled rock as driven by the man who propelled the most emotive, dynamic and sublime soundtrack of the era. Together with his co-director Bob Sarles, filmmaker Brett Berns brings his late father's story to the screen with interviews with those who knew him best and rare performance footage. Included in the film are interviews with Cissy Houston, Ronald Isley, Ben E. King, Solomon Burke, Van Morrison, Paul McCartney and Keith Richards.
A documentary about the greatest soul singer you've ever heard--even if you've never heard of him: Syl Johnson.
What does it take to express yourself? The surprising and moving story of Madonna's most famous troupe of dancers.
This year's shorts program is anchored by three longer shorts and supported by an eclectic mix of music videos that run the gamut from hardcore punk to dance to indie rock and everything in between. The centerpiece film is the world premiere of "Music By The Pound" about Crown Records, the early home of BB King, Etta James, and Vic Damone among others. Visiting filmmakers will be in attendance and available for Q & A after the screening.
Cap off a day long celebration of all things NOFX by joining us at the Triple Rock Social Club for a FREE after party featuring DJ’s and special guests.
"Bad Rap" follows the lives and careers of four Asian-American rappers trying to break into a world that often treats them as outsiders. Crowd-favorite Dumbfoundead to the tongue-in-cheek songs of Awkwafina, the unapologetic visuals of Rekstizzy to conflicted values of Lyricks, the film paints a memorable portrait of artistic passion in the face of an unsung struggle.
During a three day heat wave just before a huge 4th of July celebration, an action star stricken with amnesia meets up with a porn star who is developing her own reality TV project, and a policeman who holds the key to a vast conspiracy.
Winner of the 2016 SXSW Audience & Jury Awards, nearly fifty years ago, a gunman rode the elevator to the twenty-seventh floor of the University of Texas Tower and opened fire. “Tower”, an animated and action-packed documentary, shares the untold story of that day - when the worst in one man brought out the best in so many others.
"The Sad and Beautiful World of Sparklehorse" is a feature length music documentary on singer-songwriter Mark Linkous. A cult and hugely influential figure in the alternative music scene, the critically-acclaimed Linkous had a dramatic life that saw him battle with drug and alcohol addiction, paralysis, and debilitating mental illness that resulted in his eventual suicide.
A sci-fi thriller with a philosophical bent and ending that people are still talking about, "Donnie Darko" also features some damn fine supporting players, including Jena Malone as Donnie's first love, Maggie Gyllenhaal as Donnie's sister (go figure!), Mary McDonnell (President Roslin!) and the late-great Patrick Swayze as a creepy self-help guru.