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Indie Lens Pop-Up: The Tuba Thieves

April 30, 2024 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Join us for our Indie Lens Pop-Up film called: Breaking The News

 Sligar Auditorium | Dinner at 6pm, Film at 6:30pm

Between 2011 and 2013, tubas were stolen from high schools across Southern California. While reporters focused on the thieves, Director Alison O’Daniel, who is hard of hearing, was curious about the impact on the students and school communities. She wondered how these thefts were altering the sound of the bands, which ultimately led her to question the role of sound itself and what it means to listen. In The Tuba Thieves, O’Daniel explores the question of sound, prioritizing a hard-of-hearing form of storytelling in which information collides and is allowed to be misunderstood. In prioritizing Deaf and hard of hearing communication, she generates new sensitivity to sound and meaning.

The Tuba Thieves follows the stories of Nyke Prince, a Deaf woman who is given a drum kit; Geovanny Maroquin, a high school saxophone player impacted by the tuba thefts; and Sam Quinones, an L.A. Times reporter seeking answers. Various Los Angeles musicians are also highlighted, performing in Deaf spaces and presenting concerts frequently (mis)interpreted as silent.

This film screening is free to attend! Arrive at 6pm to enjoy a bite to eat and stay for a moderated discussion following the film.


April 30, 2024
6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
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Magic Valley Arts Council
(208) 734-2787


Sligar Auditorium
195 River Vista Pl,
Twin Falls, ID 83301 United States
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(208) 734-2787