Feature Film Program

The Sound of Silence

Peter Sarsgaard and Rashida Jones star in this quietly moving tale of a successful “house tuner” who becomes stifled when he meets a client he can’t quite tune into. Presented by The Lower Manhattan Cultural Council River to River Festival.

Fri Jun 28 7:30 PM

The Film

The Sound of Silence

Michael Tyburski | US | 87

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. An IFC Films release.

Event Details

7:30 PM
Doors Open
8:00 PM
Live Music
8:30 PM
Film Begins
10:00 PM
Q&A
10:15 PM
After-Party
RSVPs opening soon!

Venue

New Design High School

350 Grand St., New York, NY 10002

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The show presented in partnership with

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