In The Sounding, Olivia stops talking altogether, and when she starts again, she only speaks Shakespeare. The movie is a massive undertaking for the woman who made it, Catherine Eaton, who acts in, directs, and co-wrote the film.
The Sounding explores otherness, individuality, mental health, love, care-taking and language, and it does so through the creation of a character that is fully realized expression of individuality, artistry and humanity.
Chris was lucky enough to sit down with Catherine Eaton to discuss her debut feature film, the Sounding. Eaton has a long history as an actor, including spending several years at The Guthrie. This morning, we discussed the origins of this deeply fascinating character, and what it was like to play that intense role and simultaneously direct the film.
The Sounding is playing at the Minneapolis St. Paul International Film Festival this Friday and Saturday, April 15 and 15. Eaton will be in attendance for that both of those showings.
The film will play again on April 22nd.