Music + Film: 32 Sounds
Immerse yourself in sound and cinema with this exploration of the auditory aspect of film through 32 sound experiences encompassing everything from a lonely bird’s mating call to a Zamboni gliding over an ice rink to the comforting sound of a cat’s purr. Festival favorite Sam Green (The Love Song of R. Buckminster Fuller, Festival 2012; A Thousand Thoughts: A Live Documentary by Sam Green and Kronos Quartet, Festival 2018) returns with this absorbing documentary, a poem in audio and images that blends art and science and may just change the way you perceive not only cinematic sound but those things you hear every day. The filmmaker narrates with a live score by JD Samson.
PRESENTED IN PARTNERSHIP WITH
Genuine Article Pictures
Charlotte & David Winton
32 Sounds (2022) is the latest of Sam Green’s live documentaries, a list that includes A Thousand Thoughts (Festival 2018), The Measure of All Things (2014), and The Love Song of R. Buckminster Fuller (Festival 2012). Among the Detroit native and UC Berkeley graduate’s other films are shorts Pie Fight ‘69 (Festival 2000); N Judah 5:30 (2004); Lot 63, Grave C (Festival 2006), winner of a Golden Gate Award for Best Short; Utopia, Part 3: The World’s Largest Shopping Mall (Festival 2009); and features Oscar® nominee The Weather Underground (Festival 2003) and Utopia in Four Movements (Festival 2010).
JD Samson is an artist, musician, composer, DJ, curator, and producer. She was a member of Le Tigre, an electronic-feminist-punk band that will reunite in August 2022 after 17 years apart, and she was the lead singer of the band MEN. She is currently a member of Sharer and Crickets and has previously performed with Peaches (for whom she also served as musical director) and New England Roses. She is an Assistant Arts Professor and Performance Art Area Head at NYU’s Clive Davis Institute of Recorded Music, and she has created multimedia art, hosted documentary programs, founded a record label, acted, modeled, and written for publications that include Huffington Post and Talkhouse. She is also an activist for progressive social and political causes. 32 Sounds is her third collaboration with Sam Green after Gay Zelig (Whitney Biennial 2019) and 7 Sounds (2020).
Director Sam Green
Executive Producer Leslie Berriman, Michael Y. Chow, Geralyn White Dreyfous, Nina Fialkow, Marni E.J. Grossman, Lauren Haber
Producer Thomas O. Kriegsmann, Josh Penn
Editor Nels Bangerter
Cinematographer Yoni Brook
Music Jocelyn Samson
Closed Captions Closed captions are available for this screening. Please let us know if you would like a closed-captioning device when purchasing your ticket or by emailing ADA@SFFilm.org.
Audio Description Audio description is not available for this screening.
American Sign Language (ASL) Interpretation American Sign Language (ASL) interpretation is not currently scheduled for this event. For more information about ASL interpretation at our events, e-mail ADA@SFFilm.org.