THE TUBA THIEVES
TRT 92min (segments below as DP)
Blending documentary and fictionalized performances by Nyke, a Deaf woman playing herself, and Geovanny, a drum major of a burglarized, now-tubaless band, the film documents their lives during the years of the robberies. Against a backdrop of Los Angeles never quite seen — or heard, rather — quite like this, the main character is sound and lack thereof. A finely tuned sense of silence and sound — aural and conceptual — are collaged to create this utterly singular sonic and cinematic experience.
WRITER+DIRECTOR Alison O'Daniel
SUNDANCE FILM FESTIVAL
NYMOMA DOC FORTNIGHT
LA MOCA ARTIST SERIES