Sound It Out (2011)


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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. -- (C) Official Site

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As Tolstoy might have put it, "good record stores are all alike," whatever their size or stock or the number of tattoos sported by their customers.

Apr 20, 2012 | Rating: 3/4 | Full Review…

Finlay takes a gentle approach with her subjects, letting their passion - and hers - guide the doc, which was crowd-source funded by more than 250 donors.

Apr 19, 2012 | Rating: 3.5/4 | Full Review…

Sound It Out is the name of the last independent record shop in Teeside, and this dinky, bittersweet film offers a profile of its chipper staff and endearingly oddball clientele.

Nov 1, 2011 | Rating: 3/5 | Full Review…
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Ms. Finlay's smartly assembled film is an affectionate portrait of a shrinking group of record collectors under technological siege.

Sep 15, 2011 | Rating: 3/5 | Full Review…

Finlay's handheld style is as casually intimate as her subjects, and the film stirringly posits music as a path to communal bliss.

Sep 13, 2011 | Full Review…

It is lovely; full of heart, affection and thoughtfulness.

Aug 31, 2018 | Full Review…

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