The Heartland International Film Festival announced the official selections for its 28th edition, with Marielle Heller’s Tom Hanks’ starrer A BEAUTIFUL DAY IN THE NEIGHBORHOOD as the Opening Night Gala film,
Moonlight Sonata: Deafness in Three Movements (2019)
NAME OF FILM: MOONLIGHT SONATA: DEAFNESS IN THREE MOVEMENTS
DIRECTOR(S): Irene Taylor Brodsky
GENRE: Documentary Film
SYNOPSIS: MOONLIGHT SONATA tells an intimate and personal multigenerational story of loss and discovery through deafness. Born deaf and receiving cochlear implants as a toddler Jonas grows up in a world full of sound. His grandparents on the other hand also born deaf experienced a childhood of silence. As Jonas turns 11 he learns “Moonlight Sonata” a piece Beethoven wrote while going deaf. It is a beautiful film of love and sound in all their messy forms.
HBO confirmed their slate of documentaries for the second half of 2019, including: Roger Ross Williams’ THE APOLLO, an insider’s look at the history and legacy of the legendary Apollo Theater.
AFI DOCS revealed its full slate of films for the 2019 festival with women dominating selections. This year’s Centerpiece film will be AMERICAN FACTORY, directed by Steven Bognar and Julia Reichert
Provincetown International Film Festival Announces 2019 Lineup + Honors for John Cameron Mitchell and Jillian Bell
The 2019 Provincetown International Film Festival announced the lineup of films, as well as special tributes for writer/director/actor John Cameron Mitchell and actress/producer Jillian Bell .
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The Ashland Independent Film Festival announced its lineup of over 150 films for the eighteenth annual festival, April 11-15, 2019, in Ashland, Oregon.
Irene Taylor Brodsky’s stunning film “Moonlight Sonata: Deafness in Three Movements,” which premiered at the 2019 Sundance Film Festival, will open the 11th ReelAbilities Film Festival: New York.
112 feature-length new independent feature films have been selected for the 2019 Sundance Film Festival.