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In Pursuit of Silence: Film Review

You’ll feel compelled to turn up the volume during Patrick Shen’s documentary about the beneficial effects of silence. For one thing, your hearing has probably already been affected by the pernicious noise levels afflicting our everyday lives. For another, every commentator in the film speaks in the sort of quiet, measured tones apparently meant to signify inner calm but will mostly leave you asking, “What did he say?”

The sort of documentary for which the term “meditative” is usually applied, In Pursuit of Silence is a freewheeling examination of its subject that will make you crave a nice, long walk in the woods. As well you should, since one of the film’s revelations is that exposure to forest environments provides a natural boost to immune systems. Which you’ll need after getting that tick bite.

Read more: http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/review/in-pursuit-of-silence-1017375

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