The Sound of Silence

Sound and Cinema
Director: Michael Tyburski 2019 85 Minutes MA15+
The Sound of Silence Sun 06 Oct
TIX AT VENUE ONLY 04:00pm 85mins Australian Cinémathèque GOMA
The Sound of Silence Fri 11 Oct
TIX AT VENUE ONLY 08:00pm 85mins The Elizabeth Picture Theatre

Peter Sarsgaard plays a self-taught scientist who helps clients rid their emotional discord by ‘retuning’ their homes in this off-beat American indie.

Premiering at the Sundance Film Festival 2019, Michael Tyburski’s feature debut centres on the life of a ‘house tuner’ who claims to have uncovered a sonic order beneath New York City’s cacophony. Armed with a satchel of tuning forks and confidence in the infallibility of his theory, his life is upended by Ellen (Rashida Jones) whose troubles don’t seem to fit into his philosophies. The sounds of the city are brought to the fore with intricate sound design in this quiet romantic drama.


Director:Michael Tyburski
Producer:Tariq Merhab, Ben Nabors, Michael Prall, Charlie Skully, Adi Ezroni, Mandy Tagger
Cast:Peter Sarsgaard, Rashida Jones
Script:Ben Nabors, Michael Tyburski
Program strand:Sound and Cinema
Rights:Sony Pictures Releasing