RiverRun International Film Festival in partnership with the Forsyth County Central Library and Communication Services for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing, Inc present a free Indie Lens Pop-Up screening of The Tuba Thieves

A slew of tubas were stolen from high schools across Southern California between 2011 and 2013. While reporters focused on the thieves, director Alison O’Daniel uses the tuba thefts as an opportunity to explore the roles of sound, power, and language in our conception of community. Prioritizing a d/Deaf/Hard of Hearing form of storytelling in which information collides and is allowed to be misunderstood, O’Daniel offers a truly incomparable, multi-sensory cinematic experience about what it means to listen in the modern world.


A discussion will follow the screening moderated by Joe Cornelius, Filmmaker, Professor of Media Production at Queens University of Charlotte 

Panelists for discussion:

  • Detoine Williams – Professor at Winston-Salem State University
  • Tina Everhart – Professor at the University of NC at Greensboro, CSDHH Board member
  • Farley Turkin – Deaf community member


*The event is free, but RSVP is requested.
Film is open captioned. ASL interpreters will be at the screening.*