as part of Community Arts Film Series IV
VISION PORTRAITS is the personal story of filmmaker Rodney Evans (Brother To Brother, The Happy Sad) as he embarks on a scientific and artistic journey, questioning how his loss of vision might impact his creative future. Through illuminating portraits of three artists: a photographer, a dancer and a writer, the film looks at the ways each artist was affected by the loss of their vision and the ways in which their creative process has changed or adapted.
NR, 80 min.
"Despite its focus on as fluid and mysterious a subject as art, "Vision Portraits" addresses blindness in concrete, comprehensible terms." - New York Times
"An extraordinary film and a desperately needed statement, one that gives a voice to the one in five Americans that live with a disability." - Nonfics
"A frank and fearless examination not only of the remarkable journeys of its four visually impaired subjects, but also of the assumptions and biases of the sighted." - The Blue Lenses
"An evocative meditation on sight, cinema, and the tools of filmmaking." - The Film Stage