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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

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 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 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

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

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

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

Top 10 Festival Films of 2020 You Haven't Seen Yet
The best of the fests from Austin and beyond
"...true love? Yes, fairground attraction. Absurd as it may sound, Jumbo is the sweetest romance of the year. Somehow..."

Jan. 1, 2021 Screens Post by Richard Whittaker

Zappa
Two hours with the original Mother of Invention isn't enough
"...to music” until a teen dalliance with French organized sound composer Edgard Varèse and awakening into domestic R&B alongside..."

Nov. 27, 2020 Movie Review by Raoul Hernandez

Grand Piano
Elijah Wood and John Cusack play cat and mouse in this concert-stage suspense dazzler.
"...Grand Piano’s plot may sound familiar (it recalls the 2002 thriller Phone Booth and..."

March 7, 2014 Movie Review by Marc Savlov

Programming Maestro Jim Brunzell Leaving aGLIFF
Award-winning artistic director departs after seven years
"...and a board member with the Minnesota-based film/music festival Sound Unseen, his tenure with aGLIFF has seen its reputation..."

Dec. 23, 2020 Screens Post by Richard Whittaker

Stardust
Bowie before he became Ziggy in this less-than-glittering docudrama
"...version of this review ran as part of our Sound Unseen coverage...."

Nov. 27, 2020 Movie Review by Marjorie Baumgarten

Austin Film Festival Adds Nine Days and Welcomes the WWE's Brothers of Destruction
New Winston Duke/Zazie Beets movie as opening night film
"...Stardust (which will also be part of the newly-announced Sound Unseen music movie festival, and new wrestling documentary Brothers..."

Oct. 15, 2020 Screens Post by Richard Whittaker

Outside of Society
Does Austin have enough room for two queer film festivals?
"...St. Paul International Film Festival (MSPIFF) and the music-centric Sound Unseen, had never been to Texas or South by..."

May 2, 2014 Screens Feature by Kate X Messer

Bend It, Stretch It
Unseen Worlds re-discovers Carl Stone's 1983 classic
"...Last week, Austin’s avant-garde reissue label, Unseen Worlds, unearthed Carl Stone’s 1983 composition Woo Lae Oak,..."

March 3, 2008 Music Post by Austin Powell

Lake Bell Is 'In a World' of Her Own
Sound studios, trailer voiceovers and high-speed rivalries
"..."I love cave industries, where there's this dorm mentality. Sound studios have that kind of 'we're all locked in,..."

Aug. 22, 2013 Screens Post by Richard Whittaker

Allen Toussaint: Yes He Did Did
New Orleans’ house pianist called us to the stars and back
"...into your life without even announcing themselves. Their seductive sound is soulfully stamped on songs in unseen ways. It’s..."

Nov. 12, 2015 Music Post by Bill Bentley

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