Filmmaker Rodney Evans and writer Arseli Dokumaci were part of a recent webinar on New Disability Media hosted by Film Quarterly and moderated by scholar/writer B. Ruby Rich. Their conversation centered on Evans’ latest award-winning feature documentary, Vision Portraits, and the article by Dokumaci analyzing the film. Click on the Film Quarterly cover page above to check out the conversation at the start of the video.
A short non-fiction film about the lack of touch for single people during the first year of the COVID-19 pandemic and how two queer, BIPOC friends sustain each other through communication and connection.
Previous Festival Screenings:
• Woodstock Film Festival
• Outfest Fusion
• Outfest40 Los Angeles
“Evans has made a touchingly honest
ode to the inner life of all artists”
– Robert Abele, Los Angeles Times
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In Vision Portraits, acclaimed filmaker Rodney Evans (Brother to Brother) asks, what does it mean to have vision? As he confronts his own sight loss due to a rare genetic condition, he turns to three blind/visually impaired artists—photogrpher John Dugdale, dancer Kayla Hamilton, and writer Ryan Knightton—for guidance and insight into their own process. They all share a belief that vision is more than just physical sight. Through a unique and evocative style, Evans has created a tantalizing meditation on blindness and creativity that opens our minds to new posiibilities and redefines what it means to see.
Now Available on Kanopy.
Also Available from New Day Films.
“...has the power, however briefly, to alter your perception.”
– Ben Kenigsberg, The New York Times
“This is an inspiring film, a funny and informative feature whose subjects were creative kindred spirits I’d never seen onscreen before.”
– Odie Henderson, RogerEbert.com
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