Events for Film

Moonlight Sonata: Deafness in Three Movements

MOONLIGHT SONATA: Deafness in Three Movements was supported through our Fiscal Sponsorship program.

Post-film Q&A with director Irene Taylor Brodsky, moderated by KUER RadioWest host Doug Fabrizio. There will be an ASL translator for the Q&A.

 Irene Taylor Brodsky builds on her powerful first feature, Hear and Now(Audience Award winner at the 2007 Sundance Film Festival), by delving into an intergenerational exploration of living with deafness. Brodsky’s son Jonas began losing his hearing as a baby and underwent cochlear implant surgery as a toddler. Now 11 years old, Jonas has adjusted to a world with sound and is learning to play Beethoven’s Moonlight Sonata. Brodsky’s parents also have cochlear implants, but unlike Jonas, the majority of their lives were shaped by silence. While Jonas explores what silence means to him, his grandfather grapples with a new transition of his own.

Buoyed by a perceptive soundscape and luminous animation, Brodsky astutely captures the complexity of silence and hearing. Rich archival footage portrays Brodsky’s parents’ reflections on the evolution of deafness while intimate home videos reveal Jonas’s hearing transformation. In this deeply personal and moving film, Brodsky explores the meaning of deafness, loss, and the power of silence as her son discovers his unique voice and her parents confront a new chapter of their lives.

Sundance Institute Free Summer Screening: Community Choice

To determine this year’s community choice film, vote for your favorite from a selection of award-winning, female-directed Festival films. Sundance Institute has a long history of championing women artists, including groundbreaking filmmakers like Euzhan Palcy, Jennie Livingston, and Allison Anders. Our dedicated Women at Sundance program began in 2012 and continues to foster gender equity for women behind the camera. Learn more about Women at Sundance. Gates open at 7:30 p.m. Come early and buy a cookie (or two) from Crumbl Cookies on site.

A Quest for Meaning: En Quete de Sens

A Quest for Meaning tells the story of Marc and Nathanaël, two childhood friends who take an impromptu road trip attempting to uncover the causes of our current global crisis and to discover a way to bring about change. The two friends invite us to share their quest as they meet with activists, biologists, philosophers, and custodians of ancient traditions. Equipped with nothing more than a tiny camera and a microphone they document some of the solutions that are laying the foundations for a sustainable world. This life-changing journey restores confidence in our ability to bring about change both within ourselves and in society.

Among the people they talk to are Vandana Shiva, Trinh Xuan Thuan, Satish Kumar, Pierre Rabhi, Hervé Kempf, Bruce Lipton, and Cassandra Vieten.

FilmQuest Film Festival "Kick Off"

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