Soundview Media Partners is the publisher of THE SOUND VIEW: INDEPENDENT FILM DIGEST, a free electronic resource guide and monthly newsletter devoted to information about independently produced documentaries and narrative features from around the world. We launched in February 2020, and our issues transmit on the first week of each month.
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READ THROUGH OUR ARCHIVES WHENEVER YOU LIKE. Below are links to our issues to date. Order of appearance is ‘most recent’ at the top.
Included reviews: Music Got Me Here, Journey to Royal: A WWII Rescue Mission, The Changin’ Times of Ike White , Louis Van Beethoven , The Black Emperor of Broadway, Professor Louie & The Crowmatix – Music From Hurley Mountain, Konga TNT, We’ll Rise at Dawn , Crossroads , Fulci for Fake , Perdita Durango, Nu-Blu – The Stories We Can Tell and Fanchon The Cricket.
Featured Editorial: The Future of Holocaust Education
Included reviews: Escape from Room 18, The Illegal, The Kid’s Table: A Bridge Documentary, Mitsein, Football, The Gift to Stalin, Wild West Days, Van Gogh: Brush with Genius, Stormlapse, The Ventures: Stars with Guitars, Black Gold Rush, Aggie, Watching TV with the Red Chinese, 311 – Mardi Gras 2020, and Ali’s Comeback – The Untold Story
Featured Editorial: The Unidentified Educator
Included reviews: Murderous Trance, Margaret Atwood: A Word After A Word After A Word Is Power, Bondage, Jane and the Lost City, Van Der Valk, Herb Alpert Is, Delta Rae: Coming Home to Carolina, Proper Binge, Flesh and Blood, The Gemini, Love in the Secret Garden, The Final Phase, Driveways, Cruising, 6 Bullets to Hell, Yawning Man, Dear Fredy
Feature Editorial: Classic, Cult or Simply Old
Included reviews: American Heretics, Mr. Topaze, Pershing’s Paths of Glory, Boy on the Bridge, Djon Africa, Mutiny, Is Anybody Listening, Afterglow, The Audition, Mean Man, Christmas Mountain, Harry Chapin: When in Doubt Do Something, and Cobra Season One
Feature Editorial: On With the Show – Movie Musical Musings in a Post Hamiltondrop World
Included reviews: We Are Not Princesses, Inane, Baptiste, Pilgrimage, Reigo: King of the Sea Monsters, Elina, You’re Looking at Me Like a Live Here and I Don’t, Mr. Jealousy, The Farmer and the Belle: Saving Santaland, Waylon Jennings: The Outlaw Concert, Judy Collins and Jonas Fjeld – Winter Stories Live from the Oslo Opera House, Summer Daydream, Dale Evans – Beyond the Happy Trails, and Three Comrades.
Feature Op Ed: Home for the Hol-Indies
Included reviews: Fahrenheit 9/11, Le Choc Du Futur (aka The Shock Of The Future), Escape from Sobibor, And Suddenly the Dawn, The Ballad of Don Lewis, When the Wind Blows, The City without Jews, Sky Dog, Street Survivors: The True Story of the Lynyrd Skynyrd Plane Crash, Seven Days in Utopia, Golda’s Balcony, The Untold Story, The Citizen, and Sophie and the Rising Sun.
Featured Op Eds: It’s All About M.E.E. and Film Studies in American Bias.
Included reviews: The Killing Floor, Jack London and the Call of the Wild, Navajo, The Harvest, The Squad, The Blue Eyes, Alberta Hunter: My Castle’s Rockin’, Heaven, The Etruscan Smile, Rudyard Kipling: A Secret Life, Murder in the Front Row: The San Francisco Bay Area Thrash Metal Story, Welcome to My World, and Little Glory.
Feature Op Ed: The Cache of Camp
Indie Profile: Catherine “Cat” Zappa – Publisher / EVP of Film and Television, Dreamscape Media
Included reviews: Chuck Berry – The Original King of Rock ‘n’ Roll, Seniors – A Dogumentary, Root of the Problem, Film School Africa, The Money Stone, Swans – Where Does the Body End, Five Corners, Ancient Symbols, Paulistas, Max Reload and the Nether Blasters, IRL (In Real Life), The Black Cat, and The Inner Weigh.
Featured Op Ed: Unsubscribed – How Two Philly Filmmakers Topped the June 10 Box Office.
Indie Profile: Ranny Levy, Founder, Kids First!
Included reviews: Pizza – A Love Story, Target Philadelphia, Horse Camp, Cannabis, Crimson Sands, Sindhustan, L’innocente, James Reams – Like a Flowing River, Nosotros, Bunkar – The Last of the Varanasi Weavers, Scam Republique, Maze and Freedom Road.
Featured Op Ed: More Than A Movie – The Rocky Horror Picture Show
Indie Profile: Ron Small, Anchor Media Group, The Holocaust Education Film Foundation
Included reviews: Rembrandt’s J’Accuse, What We Don’t Say, Chuck Berry: Brown Eyed Handsome Man, Stay, Faye’s Redemption, Traditional Wild America: Duck Hunting in The Santee Delta, Attachments, The Forgotten Mountain, Rolling Stone: The Life and Death of Brian Jones, Adventure Boyz, Nothing Stays the Same: The Story of the Saxon Pub, and To the Beat! Back to School.
Featured Op Ed: To Pay or Not to Pay – The VOD Vernacular – Dan Gurlitz
Indie Profile: Arnie Holland, Lightyear Entertainment
Included reviews: Freedom to Marry, 16 Bars, All These Flowers, Hope Ranch, Llama Llama Family Fun Collection, Even Money, Vinyl Revival, The Merger, Sprinter, Holy Boom and Advocate.
Feature Op Ed: Lights, Camera, Virus: Indie Film in the Post Covid-19 Era (S. Lyons)
Included reviews: Wuthering Heights, What She Said: The Art of Pauline Kael, Harry Nilsson’s The Point, Hope Village, Whatever May Come, Jekyll and Hyde, Beasts of Burden, Ella Bella Bingo and Sh*% The President Says.
Included reviews: While You Live Shine, Ever After (Endzeit), Banjos Bluegrass and Squirrel Barkers, Mock & Roll, Monochrome: Black White and Blue, Cunningham, Who Will Bury the Dead? and Memory After Belsen.
Included reviews: Back to Natural, Barbara Rubin and the Exploding NY Underground, The Limits of My World, Big Fish Blues, Melody Makers, Betty: They Say I’m Different, Fury of The Demon.
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