32 Sounds

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32 Sounds

3:30: Intro by director Sam Green

7:00: *SOLD OUT* Q&A with director Sam Green, moderated by JBFC Director of Film Programs Ryan Harrington

Join Oscar-nominated filmmaker Sam Green (The Weather Underground, A Thousand Thoughts) as he takes you on a journey through time and space—exploring everything from forgotten childhood memories, to the soundtrack of resistance and subaquatic symphonies—and experience the astonishing sounds of our everyday lives in whole new ways.

Featuring original music by JD Samson (Le Tigre, MEN), 32 Sounds investigates the mysterious nature of perception and the subtle yet radical politics that arise from sensation and being present in one’s body. 

Each member of the audience will be given their own set of state-of-the-art headphones for a special, immersive binaural audio experience. 

Screening for one day only—you don’t want to miss this truly extraordinary experience. 

“Sam Green’s 32 Sounds is a playful, thoughtful documentary… a delightful, joyous film that changes the way you look at — or maybe listen to — the world”
Alissa Wilkinson, Vox
"A relentlessly curious documentary. A wide-ranging meditation on sound and human memory. Heady and spine-tingling… engaging and richly visual. A 95-minute exploration that leapfrogs across several dozen scintillating surfaces.”
Lindsay Zoladz, The New York Times


Q&A with director Sam Green, moderated by JBFC Director of Film Programs Ryan Harrington
Saturday, May. 13 2023, 7:00
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  • Sam Green (Director | Writer | Editor) is a New York-based documentary filmmaker. Green’s most recent live documentaries include A Thousand Thoughts (with the Kronos Quartet, 2018), The Measure of All Things (2014), The Love Song of R. Buckminster Fuller (with Yo La  Tengo, 2012), and Utopia in Four Movements (2010). With all of these works, Green narrates the film in-person while musicians perform a live soundtrack. Green’s 2004 feature-length film The Weather Underground premiered at the Sundance Film Festival, was nominated for an Academy Award, was included in the Whitney Biennial, and has screened widely around the world.

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