Directed by Irene Taylor Brodsky
85 min | 2007 | USA | Not Rated
Presented with Open Captions
This film is a precursor to our August 21 Through the Lens screening of Moonlight Sonata: Deafness in Three Movements.
After 65 years of silence, Paul and Sally Taylor decide to undergo cochlear implant surgery and explore a totally unfamiliar world – the realm of sound. In this deeply personal memoir, filmmaker Irene Taylor Brodsky documents her deaf parents’ complex decision to undergo a risky and controversial medical procedure – the only one that can actually restore a sense. This is a magical and deeply moving love story of two people who embark on an extraordinary journey from silence to sound. The question is, what will they make of it? And what might they gain, or lose, forever?
Winner: Audience Award 2007 Sundance Film Festival; Nominee: Grand Jury Prize 2007 Sundance Film Festival