Echotone
Echotone (2011)

Internationally known as 'The Live Music Capital of the World,' Austin's music culture has led it to become one of the world's most sought-after destinations. As nearly two dozen high-rises pop up throughout the city amidst… More

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Rated: Unrated
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Release Date: September 9, 2011
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Critic Score: 71% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews
Andy Webster
New York Times

The realities in Nathan Christ's impressive documentary "Echotone" are, sadly, nothing new. But the emotions surrounding them are nevertheless compelling.

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Ethan Alter
Film Journal International

First-time documentary filmmaker Nathan Christ paints a compelling, if somewhat diffuse, portrait of a city-to say nothing of an entire industry-in transition.

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Kimberley Jones
Austin Chronicle

Appropriately, great care has been taken with the sound design, but even more striking is Robert Garza's cinematography, especially as his camera hops a ride on Downtown's many construction cranes to document a dazzling city in transition.

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Michelle Orange
Village Voice

Too vital for elegy, Echotone tells an old story whose beginning -- the inception of a vibrant creative hub -- remains mysterious, although the end is easy to predict.

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Joseph Jon Lanthier
Slant Magazine

A representative, if frustratingly impressionistic, regional-cultural update on Austin's now epochal music scene.

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Joe Leydon
Variety

There's a potentially fascinating and appreciably more concise 60-minute documentary to be found somewhere amid the uneven and unfocused 88-minute hodgepodge.

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Tim Basham
Paste Magazine

With striking imagery of Austin's upward rising skyline, the film follows some of the city's talented but struggling music makers.

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