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REVELATION Perth International Film Festival, Australia

July 6th, 2011  |  Published in Featured Screenings, Festivals, News

Sat, 16, Jul, 2011 6:30 pm
Sun, 24, Jul, 2011 6:30 pm
Astor Theatre, Perth, Australia.
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Sound It Out is Teesside’s only record shop, located next to the job centre and opposite the pub, it is run by Tom and David. Armed with an infectious enthusiasm for music and an encyclopaedic knowledge of classic vinyl, they support the musical needs of a loyal customer base, from the Status Quo fan to the digital rave station based in a garden shed, from local metal heads to fans of indie obscurities. All have their own stories and director Jeanie Finlay lets these customers speak, catching them as they talk about their own love of music and the often deeply profound effects the shop has had on their lives.

Unobtrusively filmed with access to the day-to-day life of the shop, the film is by turns comedic and strangely poignant, as both cultural and economic changes slowly bite and the hardships faced by many in the community become increasingly apparent.

A documentary with a truly human heart that understands the essential nature of records and music in all of our lives.

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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.