Darius Marder 's Sound of Metal went into 2019's Toronto International Film Festival without a distributor. Now, a year-and-a-half on, it's a six-time Oscar nominee and perhaps the most hard-fought of all of this year's crop of Best Picture candidates. Joe Utichi meets Marder and stars Riz Ahmed and Paul Raci to take stock of a film that transformed its key players in ways they hadn't expected. They say Oscar loves a narrative, and they don't come much more inspiring than Sound of Metal 's. Even before he got his debut feature to set, Darius Marder spent more than a decade honing his tale about a heavy metal drummer and recovering addict who loses his hearing, butting up against the many hard realities of filmmaking that told him a movie like this could not work. As he did it, he learned more and more about deaf culture, and heard moving stories about people pursuing recovery in dedicated deaf sober houses. In Riz Ahmed, he found an actor willing to immerse so fully into his lead role that he would learn to play the drums and become fluent in American Sign Language. And in Paul Raci, he found a man whose… Read full this story
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