In Pursuit of Silence

In our race towards modernity, amidst all the technological innovation and the rapid growth of our cities, silence is now quickly passing into legend.


Patrick Shen





Running Time

81 mins 

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SFGFF Film Program:

Green Film Fest Screening - April 16, 2016

SF Premiere.

Beginning with an ode to John Cage's seminal silent composition 4'33", the sights and sounds of this film delicately interweave with silence to create a contemplative and cinematic experience that works its way through frantic minds and into the quiet spaces of hearts. As much a work of devotion as it is a documentary, In Pursuit of Silence is a meditative exploration of our relationship with silence, sound, and the impact of noise on our lives.

Exclusive pre-screening show includes a reading by poet Anne Waldman and a performance of John Cage's 4'33".

DISCUSSION WITH: Patrick Shen, director/producer; Brandon Vedder, producer/cinematographer; Cassidy Hall, co-producer.