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August 20th, 2011  |  Published in Featured Screenings, Festivals

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Saturday 3 September | 4pm | The Public | FREE

Sound It Out (dir: Jeanie Finlay, UK 2011, 74 mins)

Nottingham-based filmmaker Jeanie Finlay has developed a reputation for off-beat documentaries including Teenland and Goth Cruise. For her latest film she has trained her camera on the employees and punters of Sound It Out, Teesside’s last surviving independent record shop, and crafted a moving portrait of vinyl obsessions. These include metal, Status Quo, obscure indie and a brand of dance music known locally as ‘makina’, which drives owner Tom nuts while helping to keep the shop afloat. As he says: “We sell a lot of hard music, but it’s a hard area.” Jeanie is currently working with Multistory in West Bromwich on a project about happiness, and we’re delighted that she will be present to talk about the film.

The Public
New Street, West Bromwich
West Midlands B70 7PG
Tel: 0121 533 7161

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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.