This weekend, Oct 11-13: Movie about Hearing Loss
A new documentary, "Moonlight Sonata: Deafness in Three Movements," will be showing at Cinema 21 this weekend: Friday and Saturday nights and a Sunday matinee. All three showings will be Open Captioned.
It is a personal family memoir looking at 300 years of deafness, from Beethoven to the filmmaker's parents and now to her son, Jonas. Jonas has hearing loss and the film includes his learning Beethoven's Moonlight Sonata on the piano. It is a film about music, Alzheimer's, and the creative process.
Screenings are Friday & Saturday at 7:15pm, and Sunday at 4pm. Cinema 21 is at 616 NW 21st Ave, Portland 97209, between Hoyt and Irving, just a few blocks from Good Sam. Post film discussions with the filmmaker and others will include ASL interpretation.
The filmmaker is Irene Taylor Brodsky, whose 2007 film, "Hear and Now," is about her parents' getting Cochlear Implants at age 65. Both families live in NW Portland.
For more info on this film go to: www.moonlightsonatadoc.com
"Moonlight Sonata" will also be playing (with Open Captioning) at the Kiggins Theater in Vancouver October 25 - 29, and at the Liberty in Camas on October 25 and 27.
Source: HLAA Portland Chapter's newsletter