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VISION PORTRAITS

  • NORTHWEST FILM FORUM 1515 12th Avenue Seattle, WA, 98122 United States (map)

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.

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VISION PORTRAITS

Director: Rodney Evans

Principal Cast: John Dugdale, Rodney Evans, Kayla Hamilton, Ryan Knighton

Country: USA

Year: 2019

Running Time: 79 minutes

Producers: Rodney Evans, H. Robert Wunder

Writer: Rodney Evans

Editor: Hannah Buck, Rodney Evans

Music: Brooke Wentz

Language: English

Content Warnings: Mentions suicice

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