Screening & Live Event
Tuning Into The Sound of Silence
Sunday, September 22, 2019, 4:00 p.m.
Museum of the Moving Image - Redstone Theater
With director Michael Tyburski in conversation with physicist Janna Levin
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Michael Tyburski is a writer and director. His work has been featured on The New Yorker, Indiewire, NOWNESS, Short of the Week, and in Filmmaker Magazine, which named him one of the “25 New Faces of Independent Film.” His short film Palimpsest premiered at the 2013 Sundance Film Festival, where it won a Special Jury Prize. He was selected as a feature film fellow for Sundance Institute’s Music and Sound Design Lab at Skywalker Sound. The Sound of Silence is his feature-film debut.
Janna Levin is the Director of Sciences and Chair of the Science Studios at Pioneer Works as well as the Claire Tow Professor of physics and astronomy at Barnard College of Columbia University. A Guggenheim Fellow, Dr. Levin has contributed to an understanding of black holes, the cosmology of extra dimensions, and gravitational waves in the shape of spacetime. She is an acclaimed writer, and her latest book Black Hole Blues and Other Songs from Outer Space is about the discovery of the sound of spacetime, ringing from the collision of two black holes over a billion years ago.