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New Feature Length Film - Moonlight Sonata: Deafness in Three Movements

Friday, August 16, 2019   (0 Comments)
Posted by: Jessica Houk
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Moonlight Sonata: Deafness in Three Movements

We are excited to share that Irene Taylor Brodsky’s personal documentary on deafness in her family will open in theaters September 13.  ACI Alliance members who attended CI2018 DC viewed the world premiere of another masterful work, The Listening Project, by Irene and her Co-Director Jane Madell PhD. 

After debuting at Sundance and making its way through the festival circuit, HBO Documentary Films’ Moonlight Sonata: Deafness in Three Movements will get a theatrical release playing in New York Sept. 13 and in Los Angeles Sept. 20. “Moonlight Sonata” will make its broadcast debut on HBO in December 2019.

The documentary focuses on Brodsky’s son growing up as his deaf grandfather grows old. Her son was born with the ability to hear but lost it when he was 4. He gets cochlear implants and begins playing piano. At age 11, he determinedly decides he will learn to play Ludwig van Beethoven’s “Moonlight Sonata” — the piece Beethoven wrote as he lost his hearing.

To view the film trailer:

The mission of the American Cochlear Implant (ACI) Alliance is to advance access to the gift of hearing provided by cochlear implantation through research, advocacy and awareness.