Directed by Alan Berliner • 2001 • United States
What’s in a name? In THE SWEETEST SOUND, Alan Berliner (specifically the filmmaker from New York) is tired of being mistaken for people who share his name and decides to rid himself of the dreaded Same-Name Syndrome. His solution: invite all the Alan Berliners in the world over to his house for dinner. In the end, Berliner leaves us with a greater sense of the power and magic embedded in a name, and how all of our identities are inescapably shaped by what we call ourselves.