In Pursuit of Silence


Film Info
Director:Patrick Shen
Year of Production:2015
Premiere Status:San Francisco Premiere
Topic:Keep it Wild
Changing Cities
Running Time:81 min.


All advance online tickets for this show have now sold out. "Rush" tickets may be available at the venue 15 minutes before showtime.

In our race towards modernity, amidst all the technological innovation and the rapid growth of our cities, silence is now quickly passing into legend. Beginning with an ode to John Cage's seminal silent composition 4'33", the sights and sounds of this film delicately interweave with silence to create a contemplative and cinematic experience that works its way through frantic minds and into the quiet spaces of hearts. As much a work of devotion as it is a documentary, In Pursuit of Silence is a meditative exploration of our relationship with silence, sound, and the impact of noise on our lives.

Exclusive pre-screening show includes a reading by poet Anne Waldman and a performance of John Cage's 4'33".

DISCUSSION WITH: Patrick Shen, director/producer; Brandon Vedder, producer/cinematographer; Cassidy Hall, co-producer.

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Additional Information

Patrick Shen's work, which includes the award-winning films Flight From Death, The Philsopher Kings, and La Source (Audience Award, SFGFF 2013), has screened at over 100 film festivals across the globe, been broadcast in over 25 territories, received 18 awards and 6 nominations, and has been featured on CNN, Indiewire, LA Times, and the Washington Times.