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April 29 - May 3

Moonlight Sonata: Deafness in Three Movements

Hosted by Hot Docs Film Festival

Location

Toronto, ON, Canada

April 29 at 9:00 PM
April 30 at 3:00 PM
May 3 at 9:00 PM

Deafness has been a major part of filmmaker Irene Taylor Brodsky’s family. Both her parents are deaf, and the gene was also passed down to her first-born son. Her life has been bookended by loved ones living with hearing loss, though the invention of cochlear implants has allowed them to gain back some of the sounds of the world around them. While her parents underwent the implant procedure late in life, her son received implants at a young age, reigniting his early fascination with music. He becomes determined to learn how to play Beethoven’s “Moonlight Sonata,” which prompts Brodsky to examine deafness through youth, aging and art. Weaving together beautiful animation with a moving score, Brodsky brings forth deeply emotional and personal portraits that showcase the transformative powers of sound and silence.

More information and tickets

April 29, 9:00 PM (closed captions)
Isabel Bader Theatre, 93 Charles Street West

April 30, 3:00 PM (open captions, audio description)
Scotiabank Theatre Toronto 4, 259 Richmond Street West

May 3, 9:00 PM (closed captions)
Fox Theatre, 2236 Queen Street East

Closed captions on April 29 and May 3. Open captions and audio description on April 30. More accessibility information is available on the Hot Docs website.

Isabel Bader Theatre
Wheelchair accessible. Accessible seating. Step-free cinema seating available. All-gender accessible washroom. Assistive devices for screenings offering closed captioning, subject to availability. Low height ticket counter. Service animals welcome. Complimentary tickets for support persons. Hot Docs representatives onsite who can assist patrons in different languages. Accessible public transport within 200 metres of building. Bike locking posts/racks available. No food or drink inside theatre; bottled water only.

Scotiabank Theatre Toronto
Wheelchair accessible. Accessing seating. Step-free cinema seating available. All-gender accessible washroom. Assistive devices for screenings offering closed captioning and described sound, subject to availability. Service animals welcome. Complimentary tickets for support persons. Hot Docs representatives onsite who can assist patrons in different languages. Elevator/escalator access to all cinema levels. Accessible public transport & accessible parking lot within 200 metres of building. Bike locking posts/racks available. Licensed lounge offering beer & wine that can be taken into cinemas. Accessible water fountain on site.

Fox Theatre
The Fox is not accessible (3 stairs once inside building + 3 stairs to washroom). Service animals welcome. Complimentary tickets for support persons. Assistive devices for screenings offering closed captioning, subject to availability. List of Hot Docs representatives onsite who can assist patrons in different languages. Bike locking posts/racks available. Outdoor ticketholder & rush lines. Licensed concession offering beer & wine; tap water available from concession.