Sound of Metal

Thu 27 May 2021


Oscar nominated Riz Ahmed starts as a heavy-metal drummer's life is thrown into freefall when he begins to lose his hearing.

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Ruben (Riz Ahmed) and Lou (Olivia Cooke) live together, two nomads traveling gig to gig on an endless American tour. Their music is loud, frenzied and passionate, until one day Ruben is overwhelmed by a severe ringing in his ears, which quickly gives way to deafness. Ruben is suddenly overcome by anxiety, depression, and soon enough his past addictions begin to surface. Ruben checks himself into a home for deaf addicts run by an eccentric deaf veteran, Joe.

In this world of silence and under Joe’s tough, observant care, Ruben must confront himself more honestly than ever before. But the love and sound of his old life echoes in Ruben’s mind, calling for him to return…

Please Note: All screenings of this film will be accompanied by closed captions. Audio description is also available.

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Directed By
Darius Marder
Year Made
USA 2021