In Pursuit of Silence
Feature Film Program

Saturday Jul 30, 2016
6:00PMDoors Open
7:30PMGuided meditation from The Big Quiet, led by Paul Kuhn
8:30PMFilm Begins
10:00PMQ&A with filmmakers Patrick Shen and Brandon Vedder
This is a Free Event.

Seating is first come, first served. The audio for the film will be broadcast to headphones, and headphone distribution will begin at 6 PM. There will be a limited number of headphones available for this event, so get there early to be assured that you will get a headphone.

No alcohol is permitted.

Waterfront Plaza at Brookfield Place
Ground level, along the water between West Street and the Hudson River
Financial District
230 Vesey Street, New York City, NY, 10281
A, C to Chambers Street; E to World Trade Center, 2, 3 to Park Place


This Show Presented in Partnership With
Arts Brookfield
Lululemon Athletica
Tribeca Shortlist
This event is free. Due to the weather, this event will be taking place indoors at the same location in the beautiful Winter Garden.

"In Pursuit of Silence is a meditative flm that explores our relationship with silence, sound, and the impact of noise on our lives." Presented in partnership with Arts Brookfield and lululemon athletica.


In Pursuit of Silence (Patrick Shen | USA | 81 min.)
Beginning with an ode to John Cage’s seminal silent composition 4’33”, the sights and sounds of this film delicately interweave with silence to create a contemplative and cinematic experience that works its way through frantic minds and into the quiet spaces of hearts. Humankind has had a long fascination with silence. Yet in our race towards modernity, amidst all the technological innovation and the rapid growth of our cities, silence is now quickly passing into legend. From causing aggressive behavior to hundreds of thousands of heart attacks around the world, there is no aspect of human life that noise does not infringe upon. Silence as a resource for respite and renewal from the sensory onslaught of our modern lives is now more important than ever before.

The film will be presented as a special silent screening, with the audience listening to the film on headphones.


Paul Kuhn, Medi Club member and co-founder at Passage
Medi Club is a collective of thousands of New Yorkers that share meditation as a common thread. We come together once a month to meditate, collaborate, meet new people and discuss topics relevant to modern living Join the Club | Learn More

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