IN PURSUIT OF SILENCE – Full Frame Third Fridays, part of the Full Frame Road Show presented by PNC

IN PURSUIT OF SILENCE returns to Durham after a sold-out screening at Full Frame 2016 for a one-night-only appearance at the Full Frame Theater at the American Tobacco Campus in downtown Durham! This screening is part of Full Frame’s Third Friday Film Series, a program of the Full Frame Road Show presented by PNC. The film will show at the Full Frame Theater at the American Tobacco Campus in downtown Durham.

Third Friday screenings are free and open to the public, but attendees must reserve a ticket via Eventbrite starting at 9am on the morning of the screening to attend. Seating is limited. There will be a last minute line at the venue to accommodate any last minute cancellations/no-shows.

Directed by Patrick Shen
July 15, 2016 at 7:00pm (doors at 6:30pm)
Full Frame Theater
Free ticket required
Film website

We tend to think of silence as absence. How can we pursue something that’s not there? Where would we find it? Why should we want to? This film challenges Western society’s most basic preconceptions about the very nature of silence. In the industrialized world, volume marks energy and importance; quietude is associated with lethargy, insignificance, and emptiness. But as this film reveals, silence isn’t nothingness at all. Rather, it is something we hear, and listening puts us in more profound contact with all that is present in the world. Seeking refuge from the daily cacophony of buzzes, bings, and banter isn’t “downtime,” it’s an active pursuit of spiritual, physiological, and psychological necessity. At times meditatively tranquil, at others maddeningly frenetic, this film’s sumptuous sound design conjures up innovative ways to help us hear what we’ve been missing all along.

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