“It’s a delightful, real-life version of Nick Hornby’s novel High Fidelity, a song of love, sadness and mortality with everyone involved doing it their way as they face the vinyl curtain.”
— Philip French, Observer
A documentary about ‘the last surviving record shop in Teeside’, when Sound It Out was released in 2011 an independent record shop was closing in the UK every three days. Since then the vinyl revival has changed their fortunes, though sadly the shop at the centre of this film has now closed following the sudden death earlier this year of the shop’s owner, Tom Buchart (a man whose passion, humour and generosity elevated his shop into not only a haven for music fans of all stripes but also a community centre-cum-pilgrimage site). Jeanie Finlay’s film is a distinctive, funny and intimate film about men, the North and the irreplaceable role music plays in our lives – showing us what a wonderful man Tom was and how much his local community loved him. This screening is also in tribute to him.