In Conversation with Sam Green (32 Sounds)
As we approach the end of the year and looking with anticipation towards the awards season in early 2024, we kickstart our new season of In Conversation events with filmmakers whose documentaries have surprised, provoked, engaged and inspired us throughout 2023 so far.
We begin this season with a conversation between acclaimed filmmaker Sam Green, the director of 32 Sounds with SDI founder Noe Mendelle.
By RSVPing to this event, you will receive the Zoom details to join us on the day.
Attendees will receive a private link to watch the film after the In Conversation event.
Sam Green (Director | Writer | Editor) is a New York-based documentary filmmaker. Green’s most recent live documentaries include A Thousand Thoughts (with the Kronos Quartet) (2018), The Measure of All Things (2014), The Love Song of R. Buckminster Fuller (with Yo La Tengo) (2012), and Utopia in Four Movements (2010). With all of these works, Green narrates the film in-person while musicians perform a live soundtrack. Green’s 2004 feature-length film, The Weather Underground, premiered at the Sundance Film Festival, was nominated for an Academy Award, was included in the Whitney Biennial, and has screened widely around the world.
32 Sounds | 97 min | USA
32 Sounds is an immersive feature documentary and profound sensory experience from Academy Award-nominated filmmaker Sam Green featuring original music by JD Samson (Le Tigre, MEN). The film explores the elemental phenomenon of sound by weaving together 32 specific sound explorations into a cinematic meditation on the power of sound to bend time, cross borders, and profoundly shape our perception of the world around us. Join Oscar-nominated filmmaker Green as he takes the audience on a journey through time and space — exploring everything from forgotten childhood memories, to the soundtrack of resistance, to subaquatic symphonies — and experience in new ways the astonishing sounds of our everyday lives. 32 Sounds investigates the mysterious nature of perception and the subtle yet radical politics that arise from sensation and being present in one’s body.
Full to bursting with humor, emotion and curiosity, “32 Sounds” is a uniquely mind-expanding plunge into a dimension of the human experience so many of us take for granted, a rare and rewarding sonic journey with the potential to enrich our lives. - Variety
The sounds are finite, yet the benefits of tuning in to the film’s wavelengths are endless. It’s the greatest documentary you’ve ever heard. - Rolling Stone
Our In Conversation series hosted by Noe Mendelle feature inspiring filmmakers delving into the journey of their career and the process of crafting a film - from developing an idea, working with participants, funding, editing and distribution. These free, interactive virtual events are an incredible opportunity to speak to acclaimed filmmakers and learn key tools and insights for working in the industry.
For your calendars - upcoming In Conversation events:
- 9th November @ 2PM GMT / Maite Alberdi for The Eternal Memory
- 30th November @ 2 PM GMT / Christopher Sharp and Moses Bwayo for Bobi Wine: The People’s President
- 7th December @ 1 PM GMT / Anna Hints for Smoke Sauna Sisterhood
- 14th December @ 2 PM GMT / Madeleine Glavin for Beyond Utopia
26 October 2023, 02.00PM - 03.00PM