Notes On Blindness

This event took place Jan 13 - Jan 15, 2017

$12 General Admission
$9 Student/Senior
$7 Member

Peter Middleton & James Spinney
1h 30m


Seattle premiere!

Co-presented with fearless360.

In 1983, after decades of steady deterioration, writer and academic John Hull became totally blind. To help him make sense of the upheaval in his life, he began keeping a diary on audiocassette. Over three years he recorded over sixteen hours of material, a unique testimony of loss, rebirth and renewal, excavating the interior world of blindness. Published in 1990 under the title Touching the Rock, the diaries were described by author and neurologist Oliver Sacks as, “A masterpiece… The most precise, deep and beautiful account of blindness I have ever read.” Notes on Blindness is a multi-platform project based on John’s original audio recordings.

On Saturday, January 14th, after the 4:30 screening, join fearless360º creative director Sandy Cioffi and local filmmaker and immersive media maker Dacia Saenz for a rousing discussion about the VR short that accompanies Notes on Blindness – how it breaks new ground in immersive storytelling, and how the two pieces complement each other in a larger storytelling eco-system.

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1515 12th Ave,

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