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Part of SFFILM Festival

The Sound of Silence

Directed by Michael Tyburski

USA | Fiction Feature | 87

14 Apr
Sun, Apr 14, 2019 at 5:00 pm PT
19 Apr
Fri, Apr 19 at 3:30 pm PT
Roxie Theater

Guests Expected

Director Michael Tyburski is expected to attend the April 14 screening. Co-writer and producer Ben Nabors will be attending the screening on 4/14.


Peter Lucian (Peter Sarsgaard) holds the keys to Manhattan—at least to how it sounds. He is a house tuner, hiring himself out to people who are uneasy in their apartments, but his real life’s project is mapping the city according to the note each neighborhood possesses. Unfortunately, his need for scientific recognition threatens to further ostracize him into the realm of crackpot. Sarsgaard is quietly commanding as the obsessive Peter, and he’s surrounded by an impressive Dolby Atmos soundscape in which a toaster’s hum can be the linchpin to a good night’s sleep.

“Debuting feature director Michael Tyburski and co-writer Ben Nabors’ lyrical character study, expanded from their 2013 Sundance award-winning short Palimpsest, deftly balances the cerebral with the soulful in a story of transfixing originality … It says something about this minor-key but unexpectedly lovely film’s lingering spell that we leave the theater—at least I did—recalibrating our own aural perception process and parsing the sounds around us with new attentiveness.” – David Rooney, The Hollywood Reporter

Director Michael Tyburski

Michael Tyburski has directed commercials for Google, L’Oréal, Target, and others. He was the director of photography on William and the Windmill (2013). He previously wrote and directed the shorts Angelfish (2011); Palimpsest (2013), from which The Sound of Silence is derived; and Actor Seeks Role (2015). He also directed Brooklyn Farmer (2013), a documentary short.

Film Details

Year 2019

Language English

Runtime 87

Country USA

Director Michael Tyburski

Producer Tariq Merhab, Ben Nabors, Michael Prall, Charlie Scully, Mandy Tagger Brockey, Adi Ezroni

Writer Ben Nabors, Michael Tyburski

Editor Matthew C. Hart

Cinematographer Eric Lin

Music Will Bates

Cast Peter Sarsgaard, Rashida Jones, Tony Revolori