IFC Acquires Peter Sarsgaard Film ‘The Sound of Silence’

Peter Sarsgaard appears in Sound of Silence by Michael Tyburski, an official selection of the U.S. Dramatic Competition at the 2019 Sundance Film Festival. Courtesy of Sundance Institute | Courtesy of Sundance Institute | photo by Eric Lin

As reported on Variety, IFC Films has acquired distribution rights to the Peter Sarsgaard film “The Sound of Silence.”

From the article:

“The Sound of Silence,” based on the short film “Palimpsest,” follows a self-taught scientist working in New York City as a “house tuner” — a highly specialized profession he’s invented — in which his clients approach him with troubles like depression, anxiety, or fatigue. After extensive analysis of their homes’ acoustic characteristics, he identifies some sonic combination that’s altering their mood and re-calibrates the home.

“The Sound of Silence” is directed by Michael Tyburski. It marks the New York filmmaker’s directorial feature debut. “The Sound of Silence” first debuted at Sundance earlier this year as it competed in the U.S. Dramatic Competition. Tyburski’s short film “Palimpsest” premiered at the 2013 Sundance Film Festival, where it won a Grand Jury Prize.

More from the article:

“We’re thrilled to be able to work with extraordinary new voices like writer/director Michael Tyburski,” said IFC’s Arianna Bocco. “There is a quiet brilliance to this film that we believe will translate widely and loudly to audiences across the U.S.”

The deal for the film was negotiated by Bocco and UTA on behalf of the filmmakers.

Tyburski’s former projects include many short films and documentaries. He has written and directed shorts like “Angelfish,” “Brooklyn Farm,” “Actor Seeks Role” and “Palimpsest.” “The Sound of Silence” is written by Tyburski and Ben Nabors.

Peter Sarsgaard is starring in the film, just a short leap from his role in last year’s mystery horror “The Lie.” Tyburski’s drama also stars Rashida Jones, Tony Revolori and Austin Pendleton.

IFC Films is distributing “The Sound of Silence.” It is produced by Anonymous Content, Feracious Entertainment and Valparaiso Pictures. IFC plan to release the film later this year. The film is also screening at the 2019 Montclair Film Festival.

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