Silicone Soul


The Main 2 Sat, Apr 21, 2018 6:45 PM
The Main 2 Sun, Apr 22, 2018 2:15 PM
The Main 5 Wed, May 2, 2018 7:00 PM
Ticket Prices
General Public:$14.00
Youth (25 & Under/Box Office Only):$8.00
Film Info
Guest Attending:Yes
Premiere Status:Minnesota Premiere
Programs:New American Visions
Minnesota Made
Women & Film
Minnesota Made Documentary Feature Award
Best of Fest
Culture & Society
Women Directors
Minnesota Made
Voice Category:Show me the Love
Release Year:2018
Runtime:71 min
Website:Official Website
Print Source:Frozen Feet Films
Director:Melody Gilbert
Producer:Melody Gilbert
Dumitrita Pacicovschi
Cinematographer:Melody Gilbert
Igor Myakotin
Editor:Miles Painter
Composer:Charlie McCarron
Filmography:Married at the Mall ('02)
Whole ('03)
A Life Without Pain ('05)
Urban Explorers: Into the Darkness ('07)
Fritz: The Walter Mondale Story ('08)
The Summer Help ('16)


Special Guest Melody Gilbert Attending!

Love comes in many forms, and in Melody Gilbert’s Silicone Soul, the need for companionship and understanding is shown in the bond between humans and their synthetic companions. Tenderly captured by Gilbert, the bonds shown in the film are diverse and layered: from romantic relationships, to friendships, to a recreation of the love between mother and child. Silicone Soul does not allow for its subjects to be easily labeled or judged. Instead, the film is a collection of resoundingly human stories that reflect universal themes—the desire for love, compassion and communication.

Gilbert ventures beyond the surface to engage with each individual and explore what inspired the specific bond each share with a companion. From the day to day routines to the shape of the future, the people depicted in Silicone Soul may have a unique bond, but their shared desire is familiar—to be loved.

Director Biography

Melody Gilbert Award-winning filmmaker Melody Gilbert has directed, produced, shot (and sometimes edited) seven feature-length documentaries since 2002. Her films are noteworthy for featuring a rare intimacy with her subjects as she unearths previously hidden worlds. In 2002, she founded Frozen Feet Films. Gilbert is based in Minneapolis.



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