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Sound Unseen Brings Fugazi, Cyndi Lauper Docs to Austin
Minneapolis-based film fest spotlights local links for Austin leg
"...Cyndi Lauper, Fugazi, the Carpenters, and Bikini Kill sounds like the most impossible festival lineup: well, it's happening,..."

Oct. 19, 2023 Music Post by Richard Whittaker

Sound Unseen Fest Comes to Texas
Hybrid music/movie fest brings Zappa, Stardust, more
"...and roll? Of course not. That's why the new Sound Unseen Film/Music Festival has announced that Zappa, the documentary..."

Oct. 14, 2020 Screens Post by Richard Whittaker

Music-Themed Film Fest Sound Unseen Announces Round Three in Austin
With a Waterloo Records doc and Magna Carda-scored short
"...Back in 2020, Minnesotan films-about-music festival Sound Unseen made its virtual Austin debut with reasonable fanfare...."

Oct. 12, 2022 Music Post by Kriss Conklin

Sound Unseen Drops Full Playlist
Online music film fest adds Bee Gees, Sound of Metal
"...Get ready for a heavy story with pounding rhythms: Sound Unseen Film/Music Festival, the hybrid tunes and flicks fest..."

Oct. 21, 2020 Screens Post by Richard Whittaker

Sound Unseen Comes Back to Rock the Movies
Fusion festival comes to AFS with Todd Rohal and more
"...two together with the second year in Austin of Sound Unseen Film + Music Festival, running in-person later this..."

Oct. 7, 2021 Screens Post by Richard Whittaker

Sound Unseen Review: Molto Bella
Musical romance is at least gorgeous on the surface
"...film Molto Bella. The feature, which screened at the Sound Unseen Film Festival, follows two young artists, Josie (Andrea..."

Nov. 17, 2020 Screens Post by Sara Hutchinson

Sound Unseen Review: Maurice Hines: Bring Them Back
An intimate and emotional dance with the tap great
"...often as I could just to listen to the sound they made. Inevitably, my mother would make me stop..."

Nov. 16, 2020 Screens Post by Sara Hutchinson

Music at the Movies With Sound Unseen
Sound Unseen Film + Music Festival becomes a virtual tale of two cities
"...meant sad times in Austin's music scene. Now Minneapolis' Sound Unseen Film + Music Festival is bringing the ruckus..."

Nov. 6, 2020 Screens Feature by Richard Whittaker

Sound Unseen is Blowing Up Your Stream
The hybrid music and movie fest unifies the ATX and the Twin Cities
"...with the Twin City’s hybrid music and film festival Sound Unseen since 2008 (including as festival director since 2012)...."

Nov. 10, 2021 Screens Post by Richard Whittaker

Five Musical Movie Moments at Sound Unseen
The sonic cinema celebration returns to Austin
"...Minnesota-made film festival Sound Unseen arrived online in Austin during the pandemic, but..."

Nov. 4, 2022 Screens Column by Annie Flores

Sound Unseen Review: Queens of the Revolution
Inside the loving, revolutionary walls of El Mejunje
"...documentary ( which got its world premiere at the Sound Unseen Film Festival) tells the story of El Mejunje,..."

Nov. 17, 2020 Screens Post by Sara Hutchinson

Top Tracks for Sound Unseen Film + Music Festival
Band histories and soaring romances at the streaming fest

Nov. 6, 2020 Screens Feature by Sara Hutchinson

Sound Unseen Review: Zappa
or "The Impossibility of a Primer About an Obtuse Genius"
"...to music” until a teen dalliance with French organized sound composer Edgar Varèse and awakening into domestic R&B alongside..."

Nov. 16, 2020 Screens Post by Raoul Hernandez

Sound Unseen Review: Bleeding Audio
How an emo band got screwed by the industry and (almost) survived
"...charts on any of their three officially-released albums. Their sound - less Cali anthemic, more Midwestern 90s emo with..."

Nov. 14, 2020 Screens Post by Richard Whittaker

Sound Unseen Review: Stardust
The birth of Bowie the icon retold with more glimmer than glitter
"...Stardust Sound Unseen Film + Music Festival, Nov. 11-15. www.soundunseen.com...."

Nov. 16, 2020 Screens Post by Marjorie Baumgarten

Sound Unseen is Blowing Up Your Stream
The hybrid music and movie fest unifies the ATX and the Twin Cities

Nov. 12, 2021 Screens Feature by Richard Whittaker

A Musician's Ultimate Nightmare in Sound of Metal
In a silent way: Darius Marder on his new film about a drummer going deaf
"...Marder concedes that it's a red herring, the way Sound of Metal feels like a horror movie at its..."

Nov. 6, 2020 Screens Feature by Kevin Curtin

Faster Than Sound: Damn, Kathy Valentine Can Write!
Go-Go's local Kathy Valentine reflects on her memoir at three Austin fall events
"...with the Current's Andrea Swensson during Minneapolis music/movie fest Sound Unseen's first Austin partnership, no badge required...."

Nov. 6, 2020 Music Column by Rachel Rascoe

Austin Filmmaker Brings Her Rap Drama Back Home
Katherine Propper finds family in Lost Soulz at Sound Unseen Film + Music Festival
"...about the film, which screens as part of the Sound Unseen Film + Music Festival (Dec. 6-10). This Austin..."

Dec. 1, 2023 Screens Feature by Richard Whittaker

Megz Kelli on Her New Orleans-Set Directorial Debut "little trumpet"
Magna Carda and BLK ODYSSY collaborate on short film score
"...Nov. 5, during the third annual local edition of Sound Unseen film festival...."

Nov. 4, 2022 Music Feature by Kriss Conklin

From Revolution to Entertainment in We Are Fugazi From Washington, D.C.
Chronicle writer Joe Gross goes documentarian for the hardcore pioneers
"...Fugazi From Washington, D.C., playing as part of the Sound Unseen Film + Music Festival. "Something that I love..."

Dec. 8, 2023 Screens Feature by Tim Stegall

Thoroughbreds
America's class system goes under a bloody scalpel.
"...in this examination of crime and punishment is an unseen sin in Connecticut: diffident teen Amanda (Cooke, an expert..."

March 9, 2018 Movie Review by Richard Whittaker

Apocalypse Now Redux
"...Brando and Martin Sheen. The hallucinogenic chuk-chuk-chuk of an unseen gunship's rotors is the first sound you hear in..."

Sept. 14, 2001 Movie Review by Marc Savlov

Twenty Dates
"...Directed by: Myles Berkowitz. It's a sound premise, you have to admit: Hopelessly unattached romantic and..."

March 26, 1999 Movie Review by Marc Savlov

Short and Sweet: "Don't You Go Nowhere"
Bryan Poyser on jazz and filming in an Austin Club
"...The new short from the two-time Independent Spirit Award..."

Oct. 29, 2022 Screens Post by Richard Whittaker

The Color of Paradise
"...Mohsen Ramezani. With its constant, susurating chorus of ambient sounds, this Iranian import is less a film than a..."

June 9, 2000 Movie Review by Marc Savlov

The Party
Sally Potter's dinner party theatre is a delicious dish.
"...a quivering hand while pointing the weapon at the unseen visitor arriving on her stoop – all before the..."

March 2, 2018 Movie Review by Marjorie Baumgarten

The Darkness
Supernatural horror film from the Blumhouse scare factory
"...into The Darkness: the ominous chords of a foreboding soundtrack warning you to “Be afraid! Be very afraid!” as..."

May 20, 2016 Movie Review by Steve Davis

Lambert & Stamp
Kit Lambert and Chris Stamp were two would-be filmmakers who wound up managing the Who
"...Utilizing scads of heretofore unseen footage of the band in both its formative and..."

May 15, 2015 Movie Review by Marc Savlov

Come Undone
"...likely bristle a bit at how much remains unsaid, unseen, and unresolved, but the discontinuous story (especially the ending)..."

July 20, 2001 Movie Review by Marrit Ingman

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