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Americans with Disabilities Act: 30th Anniversary (SC)

A guide curated by Susan Smythe, ADA Program Manager/Senior Project Manager and Lorin Jackson, Resident & Instruction/Black Studies Librarian.

Premiere: "Vision Portraits" by Swarthmore Film & Media Studies Faculty Rodney Evans

Film and Media Studies Presents

VISION PORTRAITS

 

Swarthmore College Premiere 

Q&A with Professor Rodney Evans, Writer and Director

Moderated by Professor Homay King, Bryn Mawr College 

NOVEMBER 5, 7 PM EDT

Lang Performing Arts Center Cinema, Swarthmore College 

Reception to Follow, Sponsored by Student Disabilities Services and the ADA Program Manager

 

Extensive eyesight loss and the possibility of total blindness didn’t shut down queer filmmaker Rodney Evans (Brother to Brother). Instead, it inspired this profoundly personal non-fiction film, which not only documents his own genetic eye disorder, but shows how three other working artists with visual impairments—photographer John Dugdale, writer Ryan Knighton, and dancer Kayla Hamilton—have adjusted their practices around their changed capacities. An intimate study of the artistic process that contemplates the relationship between the sense of sight and artistic vision, Evans’s film is an adventure in perception, and the imagination, the very essence of cinema.

2019 / 78 mins  / U.S.A., Canada, Germany

*WINNER, OUTSTANDING DOCUMENTARY - 2019 FRAMELINE FILM FESTIVAL*

*WINNER, ARTISTIC ACHIEVEMENT AWARD - 2019 OUTFEST FILM FESTIVAL*

"Endlessly thought-provoking. Consistently fascinates the mind and 

activates the senses."

– THE HOLLYWOOD REPORTER

“Quietly wondrous to behold”

- Joe Morgenstern, THE WALL STREET JOURNAL 

“Evans has made a touchingly honest ode to the inner life of all artists.” 

- Robert Abele, LOS ANGELES TIMES

"An evocative meditation on sight, cinema...and a giving look at the process 
of expanded creativity by four fascinating artists.
 

 

NPR's Fresh Air - Interview with Rodney Evans

Celebrating 30 Years of the ADA by Sruthi Subramanian on YouTube