On January 27th, Film Hub @ St Matthew's will be showing 'Notes on Blindness'.
After losing sight, John Hull knew that if he did not try to understand blindness it would destroy him. In 1983 he began keeping an audio diary.
Over three years John recorded over sixteen hours of material, a unique testimony of loss, rebirth and renewal, excavating the interior world of blindness. Published in 1990, the diaries were described by author and neurologist Oliver Sacks as, ‘A masterpiece… The most precise, deep and beautiful account of blindness I have ever read.’
Following on from the Emmy Award-winning short film of the same name, Notes on Blindness is an ambitious and groundbreaking work, both affecting and innovative – and one of the most essential British documentaries of the year.
Since premiering at Sundance in January 2016 the film has played at over 40 international festivals. It won the Best Documentary at the British Independent Film Awards and has been nominated for 3 BAFTAs (including Best Documentary and Outstanding British Film).
For more details about the film from IMDB, click here.
Free entry, free snacks, donation bar, film on the big screen.
Cushions suggested for those who find pews a little on the hard side.