Join ICP for the nation-wide release of the new films, Elliott Erwitt: Silence Sounds Good—directed by ICP alum Adriana Lopez Sanfeliu—and artist JR’s short film, One Thousand Stories: The Making of a Mural.

Purchase tickets for access to stream the films directly from your device from July 3-July 31, 2020 and then join us on Thursday, July 30 at 7 PM EST for a special audience Q&A with the directors of both films! Adriana Lopez Sanfeliu will speak on her experience as Erwitt’s photo assistant and in the making of the film Silence Sounds Good, and Tasha Van Zandt will discuss her work on One Thousand Stories. 

Tickets are $10 and include access to stream both films from July 3 to July 31 and access to the public program conversation with directors Adriana Lopez Sanfeliu and Tasha Van Zandt on Thursday, July 30, 1 PM EST.

About the Films

Elliott Erwitt: Silence Sounds Good (62 mins) follows legendary Magnum photographer (Recent Developments; Dogs Dogs; Personal Best) as he travels back to Cuba for the first time since his iconic Newsweek photos of Fidel Castro and Che Guevara for a new book and exhibition. Narrated by his photo assistant, the film dives into Erwitt’s extensive photo archives of presidents, popes and everyday people while showcasing Erwitt’s signature wry observations, often likened to “Chaplin movies.” As Elliott enters his ninth decade, his deadpan sense of humor and irrepressible spirit are still sharply in focus. Directed by Adriana Lopez Sanfeliu. Written by Mark Monroe (The Cove; Icarus)

One Thousand Stories: The Making of a Mural (14 mins) Follow artist JR (Faces Places) in the creation of his first video mural project, The Chronicles of San Francisco. Directed by Tasha Van Zandt (Time magazine’s Emmy-Nominated Guns in America ).

About the Program Format

Ticket holders who reserve their ticket before July 3 will be emailed the link on the release date. For those purchasing tickets on or after July 3, the link and password to stream the films and the link to join the Q&A with the director will be emailed to you within the ACME ticketing confirmation email. Locate it at the bottom of the email under “Important Information.”

If you do not receive the link, please email Please note, it may take up to 24 hours for a response on the weekends. A link will be emailed to all ticket holders for the Director’s Q&A on July 29.

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Speaker Bioa

Adriana Lopez Sanfeliu is a documentary photographer and filmmaker. She was born and raised in Barcelona where she studied art history and design. She also studied documentary photography at ICP in New York, where she also worked on her most critically acclaimed work, Life on the Block. Sanfeliu lives between New York and Barcelona. Her first film, Elliott Erwitt: Silence Sounds Good, premiered in Arles in July 2019.

Tasha Van Zandt is a documentary film director, cinematographer, and Emmy-nominated producer who has traveled on assignment around the globe across all seven continents. Her most recent film, After Antarctica, is a feature-length documentary that follows the life of one of National Geographic's most celebrated polar explorers. Van Zandt’s previous film, One Thousand Stories, offers an intimate look into the creation of the artist JR's first interactive mural which was exhibited at the SFMOMA. The film was selected for the 2019 DOC NYC Festival, 2020 Big Sky Documentary Film Festival, and the 2020 San Francisco International Film Festival. The film was the first of a series of collaborations with the renowned French artist, and they are currently collaborating on the feature-length documentary Tehachapi, which highlights the power of art as a tool for rehabilitation within a supermax prison in Southern California. Throughout the year, Tasha leads educational expeditions around the world for National Geographic in places such as Tanzania, Iceland, Australia, and Japan. Tasha is a 2019 Film Independent Documentary Lab Fellow, a 2019 Sundance Institute Music and Sound Design Lab Fellow, a 2020 SFFILM Sloan Stories Of Science Fellow, and a 2020 SFFILM FilmHouse Resident.


Image: Adriana Lopez Sanfeliu