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The Observor: “A song of love, sadness and mortality…”

December 1st, 2011  |  Published in Reviews

“Set in run-down post-industrial Stockton-on-Tees, Jeanie Finlay’s resolutely cheerful documentary celebrates the town’s last independent specialist record shop, its laid back staff, dedicated manager Tom Butchart and quirky customers. It’s a delightful, real-life version of Nick Hornby’s novel High Fidelity, a song of love, sadness and mortality with everyone involved doing it their way as they face the vinyl curtain.”

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By Philip French

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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.