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Sunday Times: ****

December 1st, 2011  |  Published in Reviews

Filming in the only surviving vinyl record store on Teesside, Jeanie Finlay has made a documentary that
serves as an elegy for small, cosy independent shops in general and for independent record shops in
particular. Only a shop for vinyl enthusiasts could bring together the sort of customers we meet here.
They are people even kind, conscientious folk might instinctively think of as losers, and one of the virtues
of this simple but rich film is that it will make anybody who has ever been guilty of such preconceptions
feel horribly ashamed of themselves. EP

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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.