In 1983, after decades of steady deterioration, writer and theologian John Hull became totally blind. To help him make sense of the upheaval in his life, he began documenting his experiences on audio cassette.
Following the Emmy Award-winning short film of the same name, NOTES ON BLINDNESS takes a creative approach to the documentary form. Actors lip-synch to the voices of the family, embedding Johnís original audio recordings within compelling cinematography and textured sound design. The result is a poetic and intimate story of loss, rebirth and transformation, documenting Johnís extraordinary journey into Ďa world beyond sightí.
" A visionary, lyrical film"
" Extraordinary...utterly immersive"
"Miraculous...a beautiful, accessible and thoughtful work of art"
" A sensitive, moving and poetic recreation of one man's experience of losing his sight"
"audaciously ambitious, formally inventive...revelatory cinema"
SAN FRANCISCO INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL