Movies

  • Philip Groning, Into Great Silence (The Carthusian Order) (2007)—A pleasure to watch with its simplicity, quiet, and honest cinematography. Follow the lives of Carthusian monks as they experience days throughout the year. (View the extras for great, additional material.) See trailer.
  • George Prochnik, In Pursuit of Silence (2017)—Following his earlier book, a refreshing documentary about noise in our increasingly noisy world. Unlike most documentaries, the film is quiet with peaceful sequences showing quiet interspersed with documentary-style commentary. Well-worth the purchase. See trailer.
  • .Martin J. Spinelli, Sourdough (1981)—Now hard-to-find, an excellent film on VHS about one man’s quest to find quiet in the Alaskan wilderness. Great cinematography and moving story.