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"Moonlight Sonata: Deafness in Three Movements" to be shown during AFI DOCS Film Festival

This year’s AFI DOCS film festival includes a film directed and co-produced by Irene Taylor Brodsky, a child of deaf adults. The film, Moonlight Sonata: Deafness in Three Movements, chronicles the lives of Brodsky’s parents and her son Jonas, all of whom use cochlear implants. At age 11, Jonas decided that he wanted to learn Ludwig van Beethoven’s Moonlight Sonata. This film, like Brodsky’s acclaimed 2007 Hear and Now film about her parents, Sally and Paul Taylor, is a deeply personal retrospective “about love, family, and finding your voice.”

Moonlight Sonata will be shown on Saturday, June 22 at 3 p.m. at the AFI Silver Theatre and Cultural Center, 8633 Colesville Road, Silver Spring, Maryland, and on Sunday, June 23 at 6:15 p.m. at Landmark’s E Street Cinema, 555 11th Street NW, Washington, D.C. The 89-minute film is open-captioned. There will be interpreted question-and-answer sessions at both screenings.

More information is available at the AFI DOCS website.

Posted by Robert Weinstock | Posted June 17, 2019 at 9:21 AM

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