SOUND UNSEEN MONTHLY
Second Wednesdays 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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Past Films in this Series
(2011, DCP, 135m) dir Edgar Wright w/ Ron Mael, Russell Mael. How can one rock band be successful, underrated, hugely influential, and criminally overlooked all at the same time? Edgar Wright’s debut documentary The Sparks Brothers, which features commentary from celebrity fans Flea, Jane Wiedlin, Beck, Jack Antonoff, Jason Schwartzman, Neil Gaiman, and more, takes audiences on a musical odyssey through five weird and wonderful decades with brothers/bandmates Ron and Russell Mael celebrating the inspiring legacy of Sparks: your favorite…See More
(2021, USA, DCP, 89m) dir Jeremy Elkin. In the late 80s and early 90s, the streets of downtown Manhattan were the site of a collision between two vibrant subcultures: skateboarding and hip hop. Narrated by Zoo York co-founder Eli Gesner with an original score by legendary hip-hop producer Large Professor (Nas, A Tribe Called Quest), All the Streets Are Silent brings to life the magic of the time period and the convergence that created a style and visual language that…See More
(2019, USA, DCP, 75m) dir Beth B. Lydia Lunch: The War Is Never Over is the first career-spanning documentary retrospective of Lydia Lunch’s confrontational, acerbic and always electric artistry. As New York City’s preeminent No Wave icon from the late 70’s, Lunch has forged a lifetime of music and spoken word performance devoted to the utter right of any woman to indulge, seek pleasure, and to raise voice in a rage as loud as any man. The film frames Lunch’s…See More
(1991, HD, 120M, USA) dir Alex Keshishian. From the rain of Japan, through threats of arrest for 'public indecency' in Canada, and a birthday tribute to her father in Detroit, this documentary follows Madonna on her 1990 'Blond Ambition' concert tour. Filmed in black and white, with the concert pieces in glittering MTV color, it is an intimate look at the work of the music performer, from a prayer circle with the dancers before each performance to bed games with…See More
(2020, DCP, 90m, USA) dir Chelsea Christer. Like many acts in the early 2000s, The Matches were set to be the next 'big thing'. After building a tight-knit music community in the Bay Area, they broke out and became an internationally touring act. An eclectic group of artistic weirdos, the band grew a thriving cult fanbase worldwide. For nearly a decade, The Matches toured mercilessly, but couldn't seem to return with more than a few hundred dollars. Between exhaustion and…See More