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SOUND UNSEEN MUSIC + FILM FESTIVAL

November 10 - 14 at the Trylon

Sound Unseen presents year-round programming at the Trylon on the second Wednesday of each month, as well as an annual festival in November. Tickets are $12. For more information, visit soundunseen.com.

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Upcoming Films in this Series

Wed, November 10

A-HA THE MOVIE

(2021, Norway & Germany, 109m, DCP) dir Thomas Robsahm. a-ha’s hit "Take On Me" is still one of the most played songs of the last millennium. This documentary follows the band over a period of four years, sharing the full story of how three young men followed their impossible dream of making it big. When "Take On Me" reached number 1 on Billboard in the US in 1985 that dream came true. Almost 35 years after their breakthrough, a-ha still…

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Wed, November 10

FREAKSCENE: THE STORY OF DINOSAUR JR.

(2021, Germany, 82m, DCP) dir Philipp Reichenheim. Freakscene: The Story of Dinosaur Jr. is an homage to one of the most influential bands on the American East Coast, which inspired the rock scene - including Nirvana and many others - in the 1990s. Their style and unmistakable sound, later referred to as "Grunge", laid the foundation for the entire "Slacker" culture of Generation X. It is also the story of the eloquent and eccentric guitarist and bandleader J. Mascis, the…

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Thu, November 11

I REALLY GET INTO IT: THE UNDERAGE ARCHITECTS OF SIOUX FALLS PUNK

(2021, USA, 79m, DCP) dir Brian Beiber. Largely ignored and left to their own devices, a group of unassuming teenagers in late 80s and early 90s Sioux Falls, South Dakota created their own culture, community, and economy. And when they moved out into the world at large, they brought what they learned along with them. I Really Get Into It: The Underage Architects of Sioux Falls Punk is a story about the tenacity and ingenuity of youth, finding and following…

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Thu, November 11

THIS IS GWAR

(2021, USA, 110 min, DCP) dir Scott Barber. The powerful story of the most iconic heavy metal/art collective/monster band in the universe, as told by the humans who have fought to keep it alive for over thirty years. The feature documentary includes interviews with the band members, both past and present, as well as other artists including Weird Al Yankovic, Thomas Lennnon, Alex Winter, Bam Margera, and Ethan Embry, including never before seen footage of legendary GWAR frontman Dave Brockie.…

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Fri, November 12

PICTURE MY FACE: THE STORY OF TEENAGE HEAD

(2020, Canada, 86 min, DCP) dir Douglas Arrowsmith. Canada's notorious glamour-punk band Teenage Head is determined to enter the limelight once again some 40 years after causing the legendary punk rock riots at Toronto's Ontario Place, but followed by a series of setbacks they first need to save their founding band mate from a crushing depression. US Premiere. Director Douglas Arrowsmith will be in attendance for a post screening Q&A. Playing with: Madame Dishrags (2020, Canada, 3m, digital file) dir…

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Fri, November 12

SKATING POLLY: UGLY POP

(2021, USA 109 min, DCP) dir Henry Mortensen. Peyton Bighorse and Kelli Mayo are step-sisters from Oklahoma who founded their band, Skating Polly at the ages of 14 and 9, respectively. They call their style of music, "Ugly Pop": infectious melodies, but with real-life blemishes still showing. This film is a documentary exploring the early years of Skating Polly. Peyton and Kelli get their first tastes of success, and try to stay true to themselves and their love of music.…

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Sat, November 13

POSER

(2021, USA, 84m, DCP) dir Ori Segev, Noah Dixon. Lennon exists timidly on the sidelines of the thriving Columbus, Ohio indie music scene, yearning for a personal connection that might shepherd her into the inner sanctum of warehouse concerts, exclusive backstage, house parties and the cutting-edge art scene. As she fuels her desire for entrée into a podcast featuring live music and conversations with the artists she so fervently admires, Lennon finds inspiration for her own musical ambitions…and a growing…

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Sat, November 13

WE ARE THE THOUSAND

(2020, Italy, 80m, DCP) dir Anita Rivaroli. Together impossible goals can be reached. Like playing a song as a tribute to your favorite rock band after putting together 1.000 musicians playing perfectly in synch. It’s what Rockin’1000 achieved, a group of Italian friends who quickly became a global community bringing together musicians from all around the world. In 2015, Fabio, a marine biologist with a huge passion for rock music, convinced 1.000 musicians from all over Italy gathering in Cesena…

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Sun, November 14

MY NAME IS LOPEZ

(2021, USA, 98m, digital file) dir P David Ebersole, Todd Hughes. Trinidad Lopez III is the son of a proud Mexican father who was a renowned musician in his own right. Like many before them and since, Mr. and Mrs. Lopez braved extreme danger and gave up everything to cross the border for a better life. Settling in Little Mexico, a black and Mexican ghetto of Dallas, the struggling couple gave birth to their first son, who would pick up…

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Sun, November 14

POLY STYRENE: I AM A CLICHE

(2021, UK, 96, DCP) dir Celeste Bell, Paul Sng. Poly Styrene was the first woman of colour in the UK to front a successful rock band. She introduced the world to a new sound of rebellion, using her unconventional voice to sing about identity, consumerism, postmodernism, and everything she saw unfolding in late 1970s Britain, with a rare prescience. As the frontwoman of X-Ray Spex, the Anglo-Somali punk musician was also a key inspiration for the riot grrrl and Afropunk…

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