Sound of Metal

Sechelt – Sat. Nov. 19
Gibsons – Mon. Nov. 21

USA 2019, 120 min., drama
Director: Darius Marder

Keeping at bay his inner demons by devoting himself to art, rock drummer Ruben (Riz Ahmed) has been living for the moment for the past four years. Then, while on tour with his lead-singer/girlfriend Lou, Ruben realizes that his hearing is rapidly deteriorating. As this sudden hearing loss turns his world upside down, and numbing fear paired with angry denial take over, Ruben reluctantly joins a small deaf community overseen by Joe (Paul Raci), a compassionate Vietnam War veteran. Now Ruben needs to find some solid ground, understand the reality of being deaf, and that deafness isn’t something to fix. But is he willing to choose between his new community and the life of sound he left behind? Academy award nominations all around for this: best picture, leading actor, supporting actor, screenplay, sound, and editing.