Indie Lens Pop-Up Film Screening V

Feature Film: The Tuba Thieves

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The Tuba Thieves - May 9, 2024

Film by Alison O'Daniel
Between 2011 and 2013, tubas were stolen from high schools across Southern California. Against this backdrop, hard of hearing filmmaker Alison O'Daniel generates new sensitivity to sound and meaning in a documentary experience.

What is the role of sound and what does it mean to listen?
Through several d/Deaf people telling stories in a unique game of telephone, the central mystery of The Tuba Thieves isn’t about theft of instruments; it’s about the nature of sound itself.

  • All films are closed captioned.
  • For Tuba Thieves, ASL interpreters will be present.


Filmmaker Bios

Alison O’Daniel (Director, Writer, Producer) is a visual artist and filmmaker based in Los Angeles and San Francisco. Included in Filmmaker Magazine’s 25 New Faces of Independent Film, she’s a recipient of Louis Comfort Tiffany and Creative Capital Awards. Represented by Commonwealth and Council, she is an assistant professor of film at California College of the Arts.

Su Kim (Producer) is an Academy Award-nominated and Emmy and Peabody Award-winning producer. Her films in release include Bitterbrush; the OSCAR and Primetime Emmy-nominated Hale County This Morning, This Evening; Free Chol Soo Lee; and Midnight Traveler.

Maya E. Rudolph (Producer) is a producer, filmmaker, and writer. In 2022, she joined Louverture Films as Vice President of Nonfiction. Her work as a nonfiction producer includes The Tuba Thieves, Shirkers, and Cablestreet; and the Emmy Award-nominated Netflix original series The Andy Warhol Diaries.

Rachel Nederveld (Producer) is an independent producer based in Los Angeles and Louisiana. She is an alum of the Sundance Producing Fellowship, IFP Cannes Producing Fellowship, Points North Fellowship, and Tribeca Film Institute’s All Access program. Her films have premiered at Sundance, TIFF, Tribeca, SXSW, and more.