Hear and Now
Irene Taylor Brodsky, USA, 2007, 85 min.
Saturday, Nov. 10, 4:30 p.m., Tivoli Theatre
Sunday, Nov. 11, 4:30 p.m., Tivoli Theatre (fully captioned for hearing impaired)
In this deeply personal memoir, filmmaker Irene Taylor Brodsky documents her deaf parents’ complex decision to leave the silent world they had known and undergo a dangerous surgery to get cochlear implants, the only mechanical item that can restore any of the senses. At the age of 65, Paul and Sally Taylor decided they wanted to hear their first symphonies, hear their children’s’ voices, and talk on the phone. How will this operation transform them, their relationship with each other, and the deaf world they might leave behind? This is a story of two people taking a profound journey from silence to sound. The question is, what will they make of it, and what might they gain – or lose – forever?
Director Taylor Brodsky and subjects Paul and Sally Taylor – both former students at St. Louis’ Central Institute for the Deaf – will attend.
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