THE TUBA THIEVES – Review by Rachel West

First-time filmmaker Alison O’Daniel takes an inventive and experimental look at sound and silence in her feature debut, The Tuba Thieves. O’Daniel is a d/Deaf visual artist who trains her eye and ears to not a heist picture as the title might suggest, but an exploration of a world that exists in the absence of sound. Taking place in the perpetually noisy city of Los Angeles, The Tuba Thieves challenges the traditional structures of narrative and soundscapes. Presented with detailed open captioning, the visual material plays out in unexpected ways that viewers seeking a linear cinema experience will find challenging.

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