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Notes on Blindness

Notes on Blindness
  • 2016
  • UK
  • 90 min
  • U
  • Directed by: Pete Middleton, James Spinney
  • Cast: Dan Renton Skinner, Simone Kirby,
  • UK release: 1 July 2016

Haunting, throat-catching drama-documentary about theologian John Hull (Skinner), who went blind in the early 80s and recorded hundreds of cassettes in which he talked about his condition and what it meant to him. Actors lip-sync to his recordings, creating an elegiac, immersive and deeply moving portrait of Hull, his wife (Kirby) and his family.

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Kinokulture, Oswestry (0.0 miles)

9 Arthur Street, Oswestry, Shropshire, SY11 1JN
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Wed 9 Nov

Reading Film Theatre (0.0 miles)

Palmer Building, White Knights, Reading, England, RG6 2AH
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Notes on Blindness

27 Jun 20165 stars

Remarkable documentary imaginatively exploring theologian John Hull’s loss of sight

Theologian John Hull lost his sight in the early 1980s. In order to make some sense of what was happening to him, he recorded hundreds of cassettes about the practical challenges of his blindness and the philosophical questions it raised for him. In…

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