What’s in a name? Names are the opening words to our life stories. With intimacy, humor and his own inimitable style, Alan Berliner dives headfirst into the American name pool in search of the treasures and traps hidden in names — especially his own. The Sweetest Sound starts out as a search for identity, transforms into a meditation on mortality, leaving a keen sense of the power and mystery embedded in every name.
We’ll be bringing the acclaimed film out of the POV archive on Wednesday, October 19, 2011, for a screening at the Office of Civic Engagement in Duluth, Minnesota.
Keep reading for event details and to find out how popular your last name is by entering your surname into a searchable database of more than 150,000 last names!
The Sweetest Sound
Wednesday, October 19, 2011, 3:00 PM
University of Minnesota’s Duluth Office of Civic Engagement will be hosting a free screening of Alan Berliner’s acclaimed film in Room 200 Chemistry (Chem). To find out more, call Steven Wick at 218-726-6623.
To learn more about the film, visit POV’s The Sweetest Sound companion site.
Wondering how popular your name is? Enter your last name in our Popularity Index database, and see its rank among the most common names in the United States, according to 1990 and 2000 U.S. Census data — the two years for which this data is available.
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