Notes on Blindness
About the Film:
Ends on Tuesday Dec 20th
In 1983, after decades of steady deterioration, writer and theologian John Hull became totally blind. To help him make sense of the upheaval in his life, he began documenting his experiences on audiocassette.
Following the Emmy Award-winning short film of the same name, NOTES ON BLINDNESS takes a creative approach to the documentary form. Actors lip-synch to the voices of the family, embedding John’s original audio recordings within compelling cinematography and textured sound design. The result is a poetic and intimate story of loss, rebirth and transformation, documenting John’s extraordinary journey into 'a world beyond sight.'
The Little is the first theater in the United States to screen the enhanced audio edition of Notes on Blindness.
• The Enhanced Audio Edition is aimed at blind and sighted audiences. The filmmakers of Notes on Blindness worked with one of Europe's leading sound designers, Joakim Sundstrom, and have created a rich, immersive soundtrack calibrated specifically for blind and sighted audiences. This track uses enhanced sound design and additional audio from characters in the film to guide the audience through the story. Instead of traditional, narration-led model (as you'd typically find with Audio Description) this approach aims to create a rewarding and complete audio experience that coheres tonally with the dramatic universe of the film.