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December 29, 2019 @ 11:00 am1:00 pm


Image: Still from Making Waves: The Art of Cinematic Sound.

NEVADA CITY–For one night only, catch the new documentary Making Waves: The Art of Cinematic Sound at Nevada Theater.

“Wait a minute, wait a minute, you ain’t heard nothin’ yet!” And with these words from Al Jolson’s lips, an industry transformed and an auditory art form was born. While movies in their storytelling majesty had been around for decades, the advent of synchronized sound signaled a new limitless horizon of possibilities to ground the cinema experience with previously untapped emotional depth and nuance. Along with a survey of the history of film sound—from Kong and Kane to Pixar and ProTools—director Midge Costin’s exciting documentary demonstrates how the aural landscape in moviemaking is just as complex and artful as musical orchestration. Directors David Lynch, Sofia Coppola, Ryan Coogler, and George Lucas and award-winning sound designers Walter Murch, Ben Burtt, and Gary Rydstrom are among those interviewed in this deep dive into the postproduction world, a sheer delight for the senses and a must for audiophiles and casual movie fans alike.

December 29, 7 pm

Nevada Theater
401 Broad St.
Nevada City, CA 95959

The documentary film Making Waves is supported by California Humanities through a California Documentary Project grant.


December 29, 2019
11:00 am – 1:00 pm
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