Film still from <em>Notes on Blindness</em>

Film still from Notes on Blindness

Notes on Blindness

  • Sat 5 Aug 2017
  • 4—5:30PM
  • Len Lye Centre Cinema
  • General $12
  • Concession: Seniors, students, children (under 15) and community services card holders $10 (valid ID required)
  • Booking essential
  • Hearing loop provided for the hearing impaired
  • Wheelchair spaces available. Free entry for a companion to assist an audience member who has a disability. Companion seat is automatically allocated when a wheelchair space is booked
  • Rated: PG

In the early 1980s writer and academic John Hull lost his sight. To help him make sense of the upheaval in his life he began to keep an audio diary.

In the summer of 1983 after decades of steady deterioration, just days before the birth of his first son, writer and theologian John Hull went blind. In order to make sense of the ensuing upheaval in his life, he began keeping a diary on audiocassettes. Upon their publication in 1990, Oliver Sacks described the work as 'the most extraordinary, precise, deep and beautiful account of blindness I have ever read. It is to my mind a masterpiece’. With exclusive access to these original recordings, Notes on Blindness encompasses dreams, memory and imaginative life, excavating the interior world of blindness.


UK, 2016, Colour, 90 min., Rated PG, Dir. Peter Middleton, James Spinney

 

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Film still from <em>Notes on Blindness</em>

Film still from Notes on Blindness

<em>Notes on Blindness</em>

Notes on Blindness

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