Flick City 29: ‘Sound of Metal’ Interviews With Riz Ahmed and Darius Marder

SOUND OF METAL Courtesy of Amazon Studios
Morning everyone! I thought I uploaded the Flick City episode on the CinemAddicts feed on Friday, but I forgot the audio! Nevertheless, a couple of days later and several dollars short, I have my Sound of Metal interviews available for your lovely ears. It’s one of this year’s best films, so take a listen!

SOUND OF METAL Courtesy of Amazon Studios

Sound of Metal centers on Ruben (Riz Ahmed), a punk metal drummer who is suffering hearing loss. HIs days of touring with his girlfriend/bandmate Lou (Olivia Cooke) is put on hold, as he enters a sober house for the deaf. Welcomed into a new community, Ruben is torn between two worlds, and though he has found a semblance of peace in his new environment, he struggles to find a path for his future.

Directed by Darius Marder (who co-wrote the script with brother Abraham Marder), Sound of Metal is one of this year’s finest films. An evocative and incisive look at our fragile yet ever exploring humanity, the feature should receive its share of awards love.

Flick City Episode 29 Breakdown:

7:46 – 1:1 w/ Riz Ahmed
11:38 – 1:1 w/ Darius Marder
16:04 – Press conference with director/co-writer Darius Marder Sound Designer Nicolas Becker, editor Mikkel E.G. Nielsen, Costume Designer Megan Stark Evans, Production Designer Jeremy Woodward, and composer/co-writer Abraham Marder.

Bruce Purkey, Eric Holmes and I discuss Sound of Metal on the latest episode of Find Your Film:

Here is the video version of the Sound of Metal press conference:

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