A Minneapolis tradition since 1999, the music film festival Sound Unseen makes its Austin debut this month with a virtual event that runs Nov. 11-15 in both cities. Sound Unseen, which boasts All Genders, Lifestyles, and Identities Film Festival artistic director Jim Brunzell as its festival director, opens Nov. 11 with the Riz Ahmed drama Sound of Metal and closes Nov. 15 with Alex Winter’s documentary Zappa. Director Frank Marshall’s documentary The Bee Gees: How Can You Mend a Broken Heart screens Nov. 13 as the festival’s Centerpiece selections. Other films include the narrative features Dinner in America, Molto Bella, and Stardust and such documentaries as Ben Desoto: For Art’s Sake, Jose Feliciano: Behind This Guitar, Keyboard Fantasies: The Beverly Glenn-Copeland Story, Maurice Hines: Bring Them Back, and Never Too Late: The Doc Severinsen Story. Sound Unseen also will feature live and recorded filmmaker Q&As; a 30th Anniversary celebration of Pump Up the Volumewith director Allan Moyle, producer Sandy Stern, and actress Samantha Mathis; and a conversation with the Go Go’s bassist/guitarist and Austin native Kathy Valentine.
Aired: Nov. 5, 2020