Cinema Guild acquires festival favorite IN PURSUIT OF SILENCE

NEW YORK, NY— Cinema Guild announced today the acquisition of all U.S. distribution rights to Patrick Shen's documentary In Pursuit of Silence. An Official Selection of the SXSW, Sheffield, CPH: DOX, Full Frame festivals, In Pursuit of Silence will be released theatrically this Fall.

In Pursuit of Silence is a meditative exploration of our relationship with silence, sound and the impact of noise on our lives. Beginning with an ode to John Cage’s ground-breaking composition 4'33", In Pursuit of Silence takes us on an immersive cinematic journey around the globe-- from a traditional tea ceremony in Kyoto, to the streets of the loudest city on the planet, Mumbai during the wild festival season -- and instantly inspires us to experience silence and celebrate the wonders of our world.

"Rather than a straightforward, hard-hitting documentary, In Pursuit of Silence delivers a profound, mesmerizing celebration of silence with long-lasting effects. It is a majestic achievement that demands to be experienced on the big screen. We look forward to working with Patrick and his team to bring this breath-taking film to theatergoers and communities around the country," commented Blandine Mercier-McGovern.

"The Cinema Guild has released some of the most important documentaries and narratives of the past decade, films that have redefined and pushed the boundaries of their genres. It's an incredible honor to be working with them. The timing for the release of the film couldn't be better with the increasing demands of modern life taking us further and further away these days from an authentic engagement with ourselves and the world around us," commented Patrick Shen.

The deal was negotiated by Blandine Mercier-McGovern of Cinema Guild with the filmmakers.

Cinema Guild is a premier distributor of independent, foreign and documentary films, whose upcoming releases include Albert Serra's The Death of Louis XIV and Mehrdad Oskouei's Starless Dreams. Recent theatrical releases include Jem Cohen's Counting, Asghar Farhadi's About Elly, Lisandro Alonso's Jauja, and Matías Piñeiro's The Princess of France.

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