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Notes On Blindness
December 7, 2016 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Seating is always available in the front 3 rows for people who do not have tickets and pay at the door.
Screening Wed. Dec. 7.
After losing sight, John Hull knew that if he did not try to understand blindness it would destroy him. Hull’s diaries, published in 1990, were described by author and neurologist Oliver Sacks as, ‘A masterpiece… The most precise, deep and beautiful account of blindness I have ever read.’ Now Hull’s journey to self-discovery is brought to life in this magnificent documentary.
This screening features Audio Description so that the blind and visually impaired may experience this extraordinary film.
Nominated in 6 categories by the British Independent Film Awards, including Best Picture and Best Documentary.
Winner Special Jury Prize, San Francisco Film Festival
N.Y. Times critics pick
“TO GAIN OUR FULL HUMANITY, BLIND PEOPLE AND SIGHTED PEOPLE NEED EACH OTHER.” – professor John Hull
“Befitting Hull’s original project, NOTES ON BLINDNESS is achingly, poignantly human.” – Tara Brady, Irish Times
“The genius of the film is in allowing us to understand and visualize the world of blindness… A beautiful, accessible and thoughtful work of art.” – Charlie Phillips, The Guardian
“This is not just a tale of struggle and courage, a relearning of the world’s signals…but also a moving portrait of family life.” – Kate Muir, Times (UK)
Length: 1 hr. 30 min.