Join the Washington DC Sunday Night Film Club (http://dc.sundaynightfilmclub.com/) this Sunday, Jun 10th at 3:00 pm for Ultrasonic (http://ultrasonicmovie.com/) at the West End Cinema (http://www.westendcinema.com/). Look for Brian A. (http://dc.sundaynightfilmclub.com/wp-uploads/2011/06/brian-a.jpg) wearing a red t-shirt in the theatre lobby about 30 minutes before the film. As always, after the film we will descend on a local establishment for dinner/drinks/discussion.
Ultrasonic, referred to at DCIFF as the film that “sets the bar for DC-made feature films” has an all DC cast and crew and was shot entirely in the DC metro area.
ULTRASONIC tells the tale of Simon York music teacher, married, soon-to-be-father. Simon plays in a band and dreams of one day getting paid to write music. For now, however, money is tight and Simon shelling out $2000 to record an album is an additional cause of stress on his marriage to Ruth. Jonas is Ruth's troubled brother and spends his days handing out flyers and trying to, "open peoples' eyes," to his theories of conspiracies and injustices in the world. One night Simon hears what he thinks is a very real sound in an alleyway. The sound does not disappear and remains audible from his house. Ruth doesn't hear it and she dismisses it, claiming that his ears are ringing from years of loud music. Jonas's reaction to Simon's ailment is much different than Ruths. Jonas believes Simon and, after doing some research, believes that what Simon is hearing is in fact a government experiment, which utilizes an ultrasonic auditory signal to control the minds of all who hear it. Simon, with some prodding from Ruth, goes to visit an ear doctor who informs him that his test results show Simon's hearing to be least 6,000 Hz higher than the average human. This convinces Jonas that his theory is correct, and the two of them embark on a journey to get to the bottom of the sound experiment and stop the noise.