32 Sounds


Sioux Falls State Theatre Wed, May 31 7:00 PM
Sioux Falls State Theatre Sat, Jun 3 2:00 PM
Sioux Falls State Theatre Sun, Jun 4 4:00 PM
Film Info
Event Type:New Release
Release Year:2023
Runtime:1h 35m (95 min)
Production Country:USA
Original Langauge:English
Cast/Crew Info
Director:Sam Green
Cast:Annea Lockwood
Edgar Choueiri
Cheryl Tipp
Mazen Kerbaj
Fred Moten
Joanna Fang
Christine Sun Kim
Produced By:Josh Penn Josh Penn Josh Penn Josh Penn
Thomas O. Kriegsmann
Music By:JD Samson



32 SOUNDS is an immersive feature documentary and profound sensory experience from Academy Award-nominated filmmaker Sam Green (The Weather Underground, A Thousand Thoughts) featuring original music by JD Samson (Le Tigre, MEN).The film explores the elemental phenomenon of sound by weaving together 32 specific sound explorations into a cinematic meditation on the power of sound to bend time, cross borders, and profoundly shape our perception of the world around us.

Join Oscar-nominated filmmaker Green as he takes the audience on a journey through time and space —exploring everything from forgotten childhood memories, to the soundtrack of resistance, to subaquatic symphonies —and experience in new ways the astonishing sounds of our everyday lives. 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.

“Bursting with humor, emotion and curiosity, ’32 Sounds’ is a uniquely mind-expanding plunge into a dimension of the human experience so many of us take for granted, a rare and rewarding sonic journey with the potential to enrich our lives.”


A “relentlessly curious documentary” with “lingering gravitas.” “With the narrator and musicians seated in front of the movie screen, proudly displaying their processes, the effect is as though one has unscrewed the top of a traditional documentary to expose its busily whirring component parts.”

New York Times

”…a delightful, joyous film that changes the way you look at — or maybe listen to — the world.”


”’32 Sounds’ would work wonders in a theatrical context, especially given that it includes a five-minute dance break. A savvy distributor would recognize this very special cinematic achievement as a celebration of the theatrical experience’s unique appeal, and it would be an excellent reason for people to return to it after a long break.”



”This is creative nonfiction at its finest that will make you think differently about how you hear the world.”

Seventh Row