The Sound of Silence

Friday, September 13 - Thursday, September 26, 2019

The Q&As on Thu Sep 12 and Fri Sep 13 will both be moderated by writer Charles Thorp.

There are a symphony of almost undetectable sounds that make up a moment of silence, and Peter Lucian (Peter Sarsgaard) is determined to catalogue them all. Through his job as a New York City “house tuner,” the hyper-methodical Peter works meticulously to diagnose the discordant ambient noises—produced by everything from wind patterns to humming electrical appliances—adversely affecting his clients’ moods. When he takes on the particularly difficult case of Ellen (Rashida Jones), a lonely woman plagued by chronic exhaustion, Peter finds that the mysteries of the soul may be even greater than the mysteries of sound. A quietly moving portrait of a harmony-obsessed man learning to embrace the dissonances of human emotion, THE SOUND OF SILENCE invites viewers to hear the world with fresh ears.

  • Country USA
  • Running Time 87 minutes
  • Distributor IFC in Theatres, LLC
  • Director Michael Tyburski
  • Writer Ben Nabors, Michael Tyburski
  • Cast Peter Sarsgaard, Rashida Jones, Tony Revolori, Austin Pendelton
  • Accessibility Assistive Listening, T-Coil, Closed Captioning, Descriptive Audio

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