Watching a film is such a visual experience that we don’t always fully hear the music—or realize its power to propel a story and stir our emotions. EarFilms, which comes to UC Davis’ Mondavi Center March 19–21, serves to turn that on its ear—literally. At these unique events, a film is shown (in this case, it’s EarFilms’ first feature-length movie, “To Sleep To Dream”) while audience members are blindfolded and immersed in a completely sonic experience, with a rich cinematic musical score, 3D audio and live narration. The idea is to “unlock the listener’s imagination,” according to EarFilms’ website, allowing participants to create and direct their very own films—in their minds.
When: Thursday-Saturday, March 19–21, at 7 p.m. nightly
Where: Mondavi Center’s Vanderhoef Studio Theatre, Mrak Hall Drive, UC Davis