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SFFILM Festival

The Tuba Thieves

Directed by Alison O'Daniel

USA | 91

15 Apr
Sat, Apr 15, 2023 at 12:00 pm PT
16 Apr
Sun, Apr 16 at 2:45 pm

Guests Expected

Director Alison O’Daniel

Description

It’s true that a rash of tuba thefts have plagued Los Angeles high schools, but the mystery behind the loss of the oompah instruments is not the point in this bracing film that blends elements of documentary, narrative, and essay. Instead, the tubas provide one thread as filmmaker Alison O’Daniel creates a visually stunning work that captures life on roads, seas, mountains, forests, and skies, and features a sound design–including sequences of complete silence–so visceral it almost feels textured. Open-captioned and populated by a largely deaf cast, O’Daniel invites the audience both to “hear” the world through the experiences of the deaf and hard of hearing and really listen to the world around us.

This film will be shown with open captions. American Sign Language (ASL) interpretation will be provided at this event. Audio description is available for this screening upon request. Allergy warning: latex balloons will be present at this screening as part of an interactive sensory experience.

Director Alison O’Daniel

Artist Alison O’Daniel works with sound, sculpture, installation, and performance, in addition to the moving image. She made her directing debut with the feature The Night Sky (2011).

Film Details

Language American Sign Language, English

Year 2023

Premiere California

Runtime 91

Country USA

Director Alison O'Daniel

Executive Producer Maida Lynn, Wendy Ettinger, Sally Jo Fifer, Lois Vossen

Producer Su Kim, Maya E. Rudolph, Rachel Nederveld

Editor Alison O'Daniel, Zach Khalil

Cinematographer Derek Howard

Music Christine Sun Kim, Ethan Frederick Greene, Steve Roden

Closed Captions This film will be presented with open captions.

Audio Description Yes, audio description is available for this screening. Please let us know if you would like a device when purchasing your ticket or by emailing ADA@SFFilm.org.

American Sign Language (ASL) Interpretation American Sign Language (ASL) interpretation will be provided at this event. Please let us know if you would like to reserve a seat with optimal visibility when purchasing your ticket or by emailing ADA@sffilm.org.