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★★★★★ — Simply watching it is a self-fulfilling prophesy, its gentle soundtrack creating one of the most blissful viewing experiences of the year.
--City A.M. (London)
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In Pursuit of Silence

IN PURSUIT OF SILENCE is a meditative exploration of silence and the impact of noise on our lives. The film takes us on an immersive cinematic journey around the globe—from a traditional tea ceremony in Kyoto, to the streets of Mumbai, the loudest city on the planet—and inspires us to both experience silence and celebrate the wonders of our world.

“★★★★ — Fascinating” -The Times (London)

“★★★★★ — Replete with imagery that shimmers with the kind of almost otherworldly wonder one might associate with a Terrence Malick movie… This film does more than just tell a story, it testifies to the sheer loveliness of anything—everything—when drenched in silence.”
-Carl McColman | The Huffington Post

“…a gorgeously rendered meditation on the role silence plays in our mental health.” -Greg Hamilton | MovieMaker Magazine

“I am undone by this film… it lands in the mind, at least to this reviewer, with an impact reminiscent of seeing 1982’s Koyaanisqatsi for the first time… Shen’s In Pursuit of Silence incessantly inspires and sometimes takes the breath away and can even accomplish both at once.”
-Wayne Alan Brenner | Austin Chronicle

Played at

Ahrya Fine Arts, 6.30.17 - 7.13.17
Rated NR This film is subtitled This film is subtitled
Runtime: 81 min
Language: English, Japanese

Director: Patrick Shen
FEATURED REVIEW: Scott Tobias, NPR
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