Directed by Darius Marder
Starring: Riz Ahmed, Olivia Cooke
Winner of two BAFTAs and two Oscars.
Ruben (Riz Ahmed) and Lou (Olivia Cooke) live together, two nomads traveling gig to gig on an endless American tour. Their music is loud, frenzied and passionate, until one day Ruben is overwhelmed by a severe ringing in his ears, which quickly gives way to deafness. Ruben is suddenly overcome by anxiety, depression, and soon enough his past addictions begin to surface. Ruben checks himself into a home for deaf addicts run by an eccentric deaf veteran, Joe. In this world of silence and under Joe’s tough, observant care, Ruben must confront himself more honestly than ever before. But the love and sound of his old life echoes in Ruben’s mind, calling for him to return.
All screenings of Sound of Metal will be caption subtitled as standard.
Storyhouse Young Programmers have worked with Youth Vibe to showcase their poems around the theme ‘I am’. The poems capture the themes and message of the movie and gives the people who created them a voice and a chance to tell their stories. These poems were created in a spoken word workshop that Storyhouse Young Leaders programmed earlier this year. They will appear on screen before each screening of Sound of Metal.
A note when you’re booking…
In order to maintain social distancing at Storyhouse, after you choose your seats the system will remove the seats next to you from sale so that you/your group will be distanced from other audience members.