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Image and video hosting by TinyPic Cast: Julius Ceasar, Alex Sisti, James Sutherland, Nicholas Young

Director: Bryant Botero

Genre: Documentary

Year: 2007

Rating: NR

A documentary about the lives and experiences of four groups of subway performers revealing how these artists are perceived by society.

"The Sounds of the Underground" tells the story of a group New York City's buskers as they perform in the subway stations. It also gives us some insight as to how the public looks at them and what they feel about these performers in general. The film focuses on a small group of performers, each doing their own thing. The story centers on JC, James and Nicolas, Rey, Marcus and Tai, Alex and Nicola. Each performer has their own act which varies from playing a steel guitar to tap to trumpet. They're all unique but the one person that really stood out performance wise and professional wise was Nicola. A female singer/songwriter who really seems to have it together, plus she is the perfect package of good looks and talent.

Some of these performers have a place they call home while others don't. That's what makes the film so special, the filmmakers not only gave us an insight to each person as a performer but also as a person away from the platform. I'm sure each one has a lot more stories to tell, I would really like to see a sequel to this perhaps focusing on some new performers and maybe giving a update on what this group is up to now. "The Sounds of the Underground" is an amazing film that is both engaging and intriguing. It sucks you into the lives of these individuals and you begin to care about each one of them in some way. I found this to be one of the best best films I have seen in some time, if you like a good documentary then I highly recommend picking this up now. With all the manufactured talent in entertainment today it's almost sad that there are people like Nicola who go unnoticed, real talent that needs to exposed.

Available now, the DVD comes with Special Features that include:

Uncut Deleted Interviews


"The Sounds of the Underground" is a film that shows what it's like to be a Busker in New York City, it's highly entertaining and it's one film that leaves a lasting impression. A must-see so be sure to check it out.

Released by Cinema Epoch

***** Out Of *****