The Sound of Silence


Mary D. Fisher Theatre Fri, Oct 11 4:00 PM
Mary D. Fisher Theatre Fri, Oct 11 7:00 PM
Mary D. Fisher Theatre Sun, Oct 13 4:00 PM
Mary D. Fisher Theatre Sun, Oct 13 7:00 PM
Mary D. Fisher Theatre Wed, Oct 16 4:00 PM
Film Info
Event Type:Narrative Feature
Release Year:2019
Run Time:87 minutes
Production Country:United States
Original Language:English
Cast/Crew Info
Director:Michael Tyburski
Cast:Peter Sarsgaard
Rashida Jones
Tony Revolori
Austin Pendleton
Bruce Altman


Peter Sarsgaard and Rashida Jones star in this quietly moving tale of a successful “house tuner” who becomes stifled when he meets a client he can’t quite tune into.

There are a symphony of almost undetectable sounds that make up a moment of silence, and Peter Lucian (Peter Sarsgaard) is determined to catalogue them all. Through his job as a New York City “house tuner,” the hyper-methodical Peter works meticulously to diagnose the discordant ambient noises — produced by everything from wind patterns to humming electrical appliances — adversely affecting his clients’ moods.

When he takes on the particularly difficult case of Ellen (Rashida Jones), a lonely woman plagued by chronic exhaustion, Peter finds that the mysteries of the soul may be even greater than the mysteries of sound.

A quietly moving portrait of a harmony-obsessed man learning to embrace the dissonances of human emotion, “The Sound of Silence” invites viewers to hear the world with fresh ears.

“A revelation. Lyrical. Soulful. Transfixing. Almost magical.” — David Rooney, The Hollywood Reporter