Film: The Tuba Thieves and Community Discussion

Tuesday, 5/21/2024
3:00 - 5:00
Presidio Meeting Room

3150 Sacramento Street
San Francisco, CA 94115
United States

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Preview the new Independent Lens film The Tuba Thieves and participate in an interactive community discussion. This Indie Lens Pop-Up screening is presented by San Francisco Public Library and iTVS.   

Film Preview: The Tuba Thieves 

Between 2011 and 2013, tubas were stolen from high schools across Southern California. Against this backdrop, hard of hearing filmmaker Alison O'Daniel generates new sensitivity to sound and meaning in an unconventional documentary experience. 

The Tuba Thieves was recently selected as a Critic’s Pick by The New York Times. 

NR, 45 mins., 2023. Closed captions (CC) in English.   

Community Discussion 

While watching clips from the film, we will have an engaging and interactive conversation around the expansion of sound, how media is experienced by d/Deaf/hard of hearing audiences and hearing audiences, and how captioning can be elevated to provide much more than dialogue.  

Space limited. Reservations required: (415) 355-2880 or online

Watch party and film discussions. 

Events for adults and children with disabilities, their families, friends and allies.

This program is sponsored by Friends of the San Francisco Public Library.

Attending Programs

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