Date: Thursday, December 3, 2020
Time: 8:30 pm EST / 5:30 pm PST
Location: Virtual (link will be emailed to those who RSVP)
The CSHA community has been invited to a private virtual screening of SOUND OF METAL, the story of a punk-metal drummer Ruben (played by Riz Ahmed) who begins to experience intermittent hearing loss. He then discovers support from a group of Deaf people and learns some ASL. You can watch a trailer here. We are eager to share this film with your industry and would love for you to pass along this free screening link to your colleagues!
The special online screening is in advance of the Amazon Prime video release and is free to attend – all you need to do is RSVP.
Most warmly,
Lillie & the Sound Of
Metal Team
During a series of adrenaline-fueled one-night gigs, itinerant punk-metal drummer Ruben (Riz Ahmed) begins to experience intermittent hearing loss. When an audiologist tells him his condition will rapidly worsen, Ruben believes his music career—and with it his life —is over. His girlfriend Lou (Olivia Cooke) who is the lead singer in his band is nervous that Ruben, who is also a recovering heroin addict, will relapse. She is desperate for options, and checks Ruben into a secluded sober house for the Deaf to help him learn to adapt to his new situation. After being welcomed into a community that accepts him just as he is, Ruben has to choose between his equilibrium and the drive to reclaim the life he once knew. Utilizing startling, innovative sound design techniques, director Darius Marder takes audiences inside Ruben’s experience to vividly recreate his journey into a rarely examined world.
The film is rated R.