Echotone (2011)

Echotone

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Internationally known as 'The Live Music Capital of the World,' Austin's music culture has led it to become one of the world's most sought-after destinations. As nearly two dozen high-rises pop up throughout the city amidst an economic downfall, how does the working musician get along? This lyrical documentary provides a telescopic view into the lives of Austin's vibrant young musicians as they grapple with questions of artistic integrity, commercialism, experimentation, and the future of their … More

Rating: Unrated
Genre: Documentary, Musical & Performing Arts, Special Interest
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All Critics (8) | Top Critics (4)

The realities in Nathan Christ's impressive documentary "Echotone" are, sadly, nothing new. But the emotions surrounding them are nevertheless compelling.

Full Review… | September 8, 2011
New York Times
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Too vital for elegy, Echotone tells an old story whose beginning -- the inception of a vibrant creative hub -- remains mysterious, although the end is easy to predict.

Full Review… | September 6, 2011
Village Voice
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There's a potentially fascinating and appreciably more concise 60-minute documentary to be found somewhere amid the uneven and unfocused 88-minute hodgepodge.

Full Review… | May 25, 2011
Variety
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Full Review… | September 13, 2011
New York Times
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First-time documentary filmmaker Nathan Christ paints a compelling, if somewhat diffuse, portrait of a city-to say nothing of an entire industry-in transition.

Full Review… | September 8, 2011
Film Journal International

A representative, if frustratingly impressionistic, regional-cultural update on Austin's now epochal music scene.

Full Review… | September 4, 2011
Slant Magazine

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