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In Pursuit of Silence

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In Pursuit of Silence

“Replete with imagery that shimmers with the kind of almost otherworldly wonder one might associate with a Terrence Malick movie… This film does more than just tell a story, it testifies to the sheer loveliness of anything—everything—when drenched in silence.” (The Huffington Post)

In Pursuit of Silence is a contemplative and informative exploration of our relationship with silence, sound, and the toll taken by the din of modern life. Beginning with an ode to John Cage’s groundbreaking composition 4’33”, the film sweeps us along on an immersive cinematic journey—from a traditional tea ceremony in Kyoto to Mumbai, the loudest city on the planet, during the wild festival season—and inspires us to experience silence and celebrate its power. The sights and sounds we encounter here work their way through our frantic minds into the quiet spaces of our hearts and help us reconnect to ourselves and return to what is most truly human. As author Pico Iyer says, “Retreating from the cacophony of the world is stepping toward everything that is essential, stepping toward the world and learning to love it again.”

Tickets: $8 (members), $13 (nonmembers)



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