In 2004s Its All Gone Pete Tong
, a popular club DJ loses his hearing, retreats from his adoring public, and goes into hiding. He surfaces some time later, a master on the decks despite his disability. It was a good story. Only problem, it wasnt true (though you wouldnt know it by how straight the mockumentary played it). Touch the Sound
tells a similar tale. This time, however, the story is true. Grammy-winning Scottish percussionist Evelyn Glennie is very real and very deaf. And in this winning documentary, she proves to be an innovative instrumentalist who feels rhythms through her body capable of making music out of anything: scraps of metal, pavement, even a collaborators back. Its a fascinating portrait of an indomitable artist.
Fri., Jan. 6, 8:45 p.m.; Mon., Jan. 9, 9 p.m.