Irish Film Institute -NOTES ON BLINDNESS



87 mins, UK, 2015, Digital Notes

This film was released 1st July 2016, and is no longer screening.

★★★★★ RTÉ.ie ★★★★ The Irish Times ★★★★ The Guardian

In 1983, at the age of 45, writer and academic John Hull went totally blind. Initial years of sightlessness were dominated by a struggle to adapt to his new reality; “I knew that if I didn’t understand it”, he says, “blindness would destroy me.” He began to record his thoughts on tape, building up an archive of aural diaries that were published to great acclaim in 1991.

This film is a response to those tapes, a quasi-documentary that engages with disability in a frank, immersive manner, with its richly textured visual palette of sepia tones making the images seem like a collage of old photographs and cherished memories. (Notes by David O’Mahony.)

There will be Open Captioned (OC) screenings on July 4th (18.30)
and 7th (14.00). Audio Description (AD) will be available on all screenings.

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