After sell out screenings at Austin Film Festival and being selected as one of the 12 Best Films at SXSW 2011 by Paste Magazine, Echotone will make its theatrical debut later this month at The Alamo Ritz. Directed by first-time filmmaker Nathan Christ and photographed by Robert Garza, the documentary takes a look at some of the challenges facing the Austin music scene, and follows several local artists as they attempt to make their own way.
"Now that Austin has high-rises rising up amongst our downtown skyline, how are our local musicians impacted? Director Nathan Christ examines this important topic in his documentary, Echotone, as he and cinematographer Robert Garza follow Austin's independent music culture over a two-year period, featuring musicians, venues, promoters and others within the city landscape. Echotone is a poignant reminder of the abundance of talent and passion in the Austin music scene, along with the challenges and frustrations faced by creative artists and local music venues. Echotone features so many artists that some viewers may be overwhelmed, but the filmmakers' focus on a select few and diverse musicians paint a colorful masterpiece of a precious part of our Austin culture." -SlackerwoodEchotone opens at the Alamo Ritz on April 24, 2011. Click here for screening dates and times. The film includes appearances by The Apeshits, Belaire, The Black Angels, Dana Falconberry, The Octopus Project, The Pity Party, Sound Team, Sunset, Ghostland Observatory, Ume, and The White White Lights. You can download the film's soundtrack for free, which Paste Magazine called "The Best (Free) Soundtrack We've Ever Seen."