Notes on Blindness
- 90 min
- 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.
John Clare Theatre, Peterborough (0.0 miles)
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Notes on Blindness27 Jun 2016
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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