Movie Week at HIA!

Movie Week at HIA!

This week at the Sound Advice blog we will be featuring some entertaining movies that also happen to relate to hearing. Stay tuned all week to read the overview of each movie, then pick your favourite (or watch them all!) next weekend. Curl up with a blanket, pop some popcorn, and settle in for a great movie night!

See What I’m Saying: The Deaf Entertainers Documentary (2009)mobie

This inspirational and heartfelt documentary follows four well-known entertainers in the deaf community: a comic, a drummer, an actor and a singer as they attempt to cross over and reach mainstream audiences. These uniquely talented deaf entertainers of various disciplines overcome great challenges on their way to personal triumphs and professional success. Bob, a drummer in the world’s only deaf rock band, Beethoven’s Nightmare, produces the largest show in the band’s 30 year history; CJ, a hugely famous and internationally renowned comic in the Deaf world, but virtually unknown to hearing audiences, fights to cross over to the mainstream by producing the first international sign language theatre festival in Los Angeles; Robert, a brilliant actor who teaches at Juilliard, struggles to survive when he becomes homeless, his health compromised by HIV; and TL, a hard of hearing singer finds herself caught between the hearing and deaf communities when she attracts her first major producer. -from

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