FRIDAY, OCTOBER 18, 2019 | 5:00 PM | NORTHWEST FILM FORUM
USA | 2019 | 79 minutes | Rodney Evans | In English without subtitles.
Hearing impaired (Closed Captions that can be viewed through glasses) and visually impaired (Audio Description that can be played over headphones) options available.
In this award-winning documentary about a world most of us will never see, director Rodney Evans (BROTHER TO BROTHER, SQFF 2004; THE HAPPY SAD, SQFF 2013) focuses on the ways the loss of their vision affected a dancer, photographer, and writer, and how their creative process thrives in spite of their visual impairment. What’s more, this very personal film also incorporates Evans’s own gradual loss of his eyesight as a result of a genetic disorder. Winner of Best Documentary at the 2019 Frameline Film Festival, this vivid and powerful work illuminates the many facets of “vision,” artistic and otherwise.
LIFE IN DARKNESS
Ali Raheem; 2018; Iraq; 9 min.; in Arabic with English subtitles
A gay couple are trapped in their Mosul apartment while ISIS takes over the city.
Director: Rodney Evans
Principal Cast: John Dugdale, Rodney Evans, Kayla Hamilton, Ryan Knighton
Running Time: 79 minutes
Producers: Rodney Evans, H. Robert Wunder
Writer: Rodney Evans
Editor: Hannah Buck, Rodney Evans
Music: Brooke Wentz
Content Warnings: Mentions suicice