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Indie Lens Pop-Up: The Tuba Thieves

April 30 @ 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm

Indie Lens Pop-Up Presents:
The Tuba Thieves, an experiential documentary exploring sound from deaf and hard of hearing perspectives.

Sligar Auditorium | Dinner at 6pm, Film at 6:30pm

Event to feature screening and Q&A with community members.

Indie Lens Pop-Up, presented by ITVS, INDEPENDENT LENS, and Magic Valley Arts Council will host a screening of “The Tuba Thieves,” featuring a panel discussion with community members. Directed, written, and produced by hard of hearing filmmaker Alison O’Daniel, the film uses a series of tuba thefts in Los Angeles high schools as a jumping-off point to explore the nature of sound itself, through several d/Deaf people telling stories in the film equivalent of a game of telephone.

Between 2011 and 2013, tubas were stolen from high schools across Southern California. While reporters focused on the thieves, O’Daniel was curious about the impact of the thefts on the students and school communities. She wondered how these thefts were altering the sound of the bands, which ultimately led her to question the role of sound itself and what it means to listen. In “The Tuba Thieves,” O’Daniel explores the question of sound, prioritizing a form of storytelling in which information collides and is allowed to be misunderstood. In prioritizing Deaf and hard of hearing communication, she generates new sensitivity to sound and meaning.

FREE screening of “The Tuba Thieves” followed by a community discussion about the d/Deaf experience and the nature of sound. Enjoy a bite to eat at 6pm, and the film will begin at 6:30pm.
April 30, 6pm
RSVP: RSVP on the official event page here.

About Indie Lens Pop-Up
Indie Lens Pop-Up is a community series that brings people together for film screenings and conversations. Featuring documentaries seen on PBS’s INDEPENDENT LENS, Indie Lens Pop-Up draws local residents, leaders, and organizations to discuss what matters most. Learn more at pbs.org/indielenspopup.

INDEPENDENT LENS is an Emmy® Award-winning PBS documentary series. With founding executive producer Lois Vossen, the series has been honored with 10 Academy Award nominations and features documentaries united by the creative freedom, artistic achievement, and unflinching visions of independent filmmakers. Presented by ITVS, INDEPENDENT LENS is funded by the Corporation for Public Broadcasting, Acton Family Giving, John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation, Ford Foundation, Wyncote Foundation, and National Endowment for the Arts. Stream anytime on the PBS App. For more visit pbs.org/independentlens.

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April 30
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
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Sligar Auditorium
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