When I first saw Director Aaron With’s Out Of Tune, I have to admit that I never saw a movie like this and that is a good thing. It is a story about a civilization that worships a musical chord. One might think how can a civilization worship a musical chord. Well that is why you need to see this movie! Between the colors, the scenery and the outstanding sound design and how they are all put together is ingenious.
There is something real about this picture that resonates with me, but on the basic level it simply is about making the world a better place. Such in the case where we have in the film a vandal who goes out destroying a sounds built into these structures yet we have a chord worker who’s job is to go out and restore the sounds that the vandal damaged. There are parallels in the film that show what is good and what is bad and yet it is all about perspective.There is some humor in this film as the chord worker uses jumper cables in a way that us earthlings may find amusing, but in the film it appears they take it very seriously!
Out of Tune is an official selection of the 2020 Slamdance Film Festival. It will screen at the Treasure Mountain Inn Gallery with these 5 other films in the Narrative Shorts Block 2 group. There will be a Q&A after the screening.