White Noise

White Noise
Directed by Noah Baumbach

Friday, December 16, 6 pm
Saturday, December 17, 3 pm
Saturday, December 17, 6 pm
Sunday, December 18, 2 pm

$12 / $8 Speed members

White Noise is maximalist, funny, abrasive satire that resists interpretation.”—Pippa Bailey, The New Statesman

At once hilarious and horrifying, lyrical and absurd, ordinary and apocalyptic, White Noise dramatizes a contemporary American family’s attempts to deal with the mundane conflicts of everyday life while grappling with the universal mysteries of love, death, and the possibility of happiness in an uncertain world.

Noah Baumbach (The Squid and the Whale, Marriage Story) has adapted Don DeLillo’s epochal postmodern 1985 novel White Noise, long perceived as unfilmable, into a richly layered, entirely unexpected work of contemporary satire. 

Adam Driver heartily embodies Jack Gladney, an ostentatious “Hitler Studies” professor and father-of-four whose comfortable suburban college town life and marriage to the secretive Babette (Greta Gerwig) are upended after a horrifying nearby accident creates an airborne toxic event of frightening and unknowable proportions. 

Opening night selection of the New York Film Festival and the Venice Film Festival. 2022, U.S., DCP, 136 minutes. Recommended for 16+.