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March 23rd, 2011  |  Published in Reviews

It’s long been lamented that independent record stores (heck, even chain record stores nowadays) are a sort of endangered species. Sound It Out, showing as part of the 24 Beats per Second series at SXSW, documents time in the life of the last vinyl record store in Teesside, England. And lest you get the idea that this shop is on its last legs, Sound It Out (that’s the store’s name) seems to be thriving despite the economic decline in the surrounding area.

The quirky documentary is directed by Jeanie Finlay (Goth Cruise), who grew up not far from the shop and went to school with Tom, the shop’s owner. A female-directed look at a form of music collection that is fairly male-dominated, Sound It Out is the official film of Record Store Day 2011. It also gets bonus points for nifty accents.

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Glimmer Films in association with Sideshow present a film by Jeanie Finlay; SOUND IT OUT.

Over the last five years an independent record shop has closed in the UK every three days.

SOUND IT OUT is a documentary portrait of the very last surviving vinyl record shop in Teesside, North East England.

A cultural haven in one of the most deprived areas in the UK, SOUND IT OUT documents a place that is thriving against the odds and the local community that keeps it alive. Directed by Jeanie Finlay who grew up three miles from the shop.

A distinctive, funny and intimate film about men, the North and the irreplaceable role music plays in our lives.

High Fidelity with a Northern Accent.