- The Wednesday 26 May, 20:15 screening will be followed by a recorded Q&A
- The Saturday 22 May, 14:30 screening will have Closed Captions for d/Deaf and Hard of Hearing audiences but is open to everyone
Winner of 2 Academy Awards – Best Sound and Best Film Editing
Riz Ahmed is Ruben, one part of heavy metal band Blackgammon. Traveling across America in a beat-up cruiser alongside his partner and lead singer, Lou (Olivia Cooke), Ruben is hiding the fact that his hearing is rapidly deteriorating. Before a concert, Ruben wakes up and cannot hear a thing. Panicking that his physical health will affect his mental health, Lou and a sponsor check him into a safe house that specialises in those who are hard of hearing, run by Joe (Paul Raci). However, as Ruben struggles and tries desperately to get his hearing back, is his stubborn nature hurting those who support him?
Marder uses sound design, subtitles, and sign language to immerse viewers into the deaf experience.
***** “The Oscar-nominated actor gives a powerhouse performance in Darius Marder’s tale of addiction, loss, and redemption” – Tim Robey, The Telegraph