Sound of metal sos

Feb 21

2023

Film Streams Omaha, NE

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with

Tami Richardson-Nelson

Omaha Association of the Deaf

and

Nate White

Omaha Association of the Deaf

and

Norm Weverka

Omaha Association of the Deaf

and

Dr. Monita Chatterjee

Boys Town National Research Hospital

Sound of Metal— Science on sound

Local experts discuss the experience of hearing loss, deaf identity, and the science of hearing and hearing aid technology. ASL interpretation will be provided.

Film Streams Omaha, NE

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Film Synopsis

A heavy-metal drummer's life is thrown into freefall when he begins to lose his hearing.

    During a series of adrenaline-fueled one-night gigs, itinerant punk-metal drummer Ruben (Riz Ahmed) begins to experience intermittent hearing loss. When a specialist tells him his condition will rapidly worsen, he thinks his music career — and with it his life — is over. His bandmate and girlfriend Lou (Olivia Cooke) checks the recovering heroin addict into a secluded sober house for the deaf in hopes it will prevent a relapse and help him learn to adapt to his new situation. But 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.

    Photo credit: Amazon Studios