1999, Zeinabu irene Davis, USA, 92 min. With John Jelks, Michelle A. Banks.
- Sat, Aug 27th 5:30pm
"A small, quiet, enchanting film about characters who endure and prevail and trust themselves… It makes you feel good." — Roger Ebert, Chicago Sun-Times
"Beautiful and poignant… deserves the chance to reach the widest audience possible." — Kevin Thomas, Los Angeles Times
Two unique African American love stories, each involving a deaf woman and a hearing man, play out in this moving drama. Inspired by a poem written by Paul Laurence Dunbar, the narrative shares their struggle to navigate disability, and overcome racism and discrimination. This important film on African American deaf culture innovatively incorporates silent film techniques such as title cards and vintage photos to make the piece accessible to hearing and deaf viewers alike, and to share the vast possibilities of language and communication. (Description courtesy of Women Make Movies)
AUGUST 27: Director Zeinabu irene Davis will be present for an audience discussion with ASL interpretation.