The festivities for Sound Unseen's 15th annual Film+Music+Art Festival kick off in grand -- if a bit bittersweet -- fashion this year.
Leading the impressive slate of films just announced is the Minnesota premiere of Nickolas Rossi's film, Heaven Adores You. It's an intimate look at both the life and music of Elliott Smith. Rossi and producer Marc Smolowitz will be in attendance at the premiere.
Sound Unseen is set to take place between November 12-16, with films screening at McNally Smith College of Music and the Bedlam Theatre in St. Paul, and the Trylon Microcinema in Minneapolis. The full schedule is below.
Here's the trailer for Heaven Adores You:
Other highlights of this year's festival include Jem Cohen's Fugazi-focused documentary, Instrument.
Other Minnesota premieres include Danny Garcia's Looking For Johnny, which focuses on Johnny Thunders' all-too-brief music career with the New York Dolls, and Well Now You're Here, There's No Way Back, Regina Russell's film about the career of Quiet Riot drummer Frankie Banali.
A few more exciting additions are Eric Green's Beautiful Noise, a glorious documentary about guitar-fueled bands of the '80s and '90s. There's also the Midwest premiere of The Other One: Bob Weir, Mike Fleiss' documentary on the legendary Grateful Dead musician. Finally, there's The Case of the Three Sided Dream, Adam Kahan's fim about jazz-titan Rahsaan Roland Kirk.
Tickets to all screenings go on-sale on Friday, October 24, with prices ranging from $10-$25, with a limited number of all-access badges available for $75. Check out Sound Unseen's website or Facebook page for more information.
Here is the full schedule of screenings for the 15th Annual Sound Unseen Fesitval:
Wednesday, Nov. 12 @ McNally Smith College Of Music
7 p.m.: Heaven Adores You (Minnesota Premiere); Directed by Nickolas Rossi
Thursday, Nov. 13 @ The Trylon
7 p.m.: Instrument (Anniversary Screening); Directed by Jem Cohen
9:15 p.m.: Looking for Johnny (Minnesota Premiere); Directed by Danny Garcia
Thursday, Nov. 13 @ McNally Smith
7 p.m.: Metalhead (Minnesota Premiere); Directed by Ragnar Bragason
9 p.m.: Well Now You're Here, There's No Way Back (Minnesota Premeire); Directed by Regina Russell
Friday, Nov. 14 @ The Trylon
7 p.m.: Homemakers (Minnesota Premiere); Directed by Colin Healey (in attendance).
9 p.m.: The Case of the Three Sided Dream (Minnesota Premiere); Directed by Adam Kahan
Friday, Nov. 14 @ McNally Smith
7 p.m.: Beautiful Noise (Midwest Premiere); Directed by Eric Green
9 p.m.: Salad Days; Directed by Scott Crawford
Saturday, Nov. 15 @ McNally Smith
1 p.m.: Billy Mize and the Bakersfield Sound (Minnesota Premiere); Directed by William J. Saunders
3 p.m.: Short film screenings (selected films to be announced).
7 p.m.: The Other One: Bob Wier (Midwest Premiere); Directed by Mike Fleiss
9 p.m.: I Am A Knife With Legs (Midwest Premiere); Directed by Bennett Jones
Saturday, Nov. 15 @ The Trylon
7 p.m.: Sound and Chaos: The Story of BC Studio (Midwest Premiere); Directed by Sara Leavitt & Ryan Douglass
9 p.m.: Rye Coalition: The Story of the Hard Luck Five (Midwest Premiere); Directed by Jenni Matz (in attendance).
Sunday, Nov. 16 @ McNally Smith
1 p.m.: The Ballad of Shovels and Rope (Minnesota Premiere); Directed by Jace Freeman
3 p.m.: Legends of Ska (Minnesota Premiere); Directed by Brad Klein(in attendance).
5 p.m.: Eternity: The Movie (Closing Night Film & Minnesota Premiere); Directed by Ian Thorpe
Sunday, Nov. 16 @ The Trylon
5 p.m.: Lady Be Good: Instrumental Women In Jazz (Midwest Premiere); Directed by Kay D. Ray
7 p.m.: The Possibilities Are Endless (Midwest Premiere); Directed by James Hall & Edward Lovelace
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