Gay filmmaker Rodney Evans explores his loss of sight and discovers artists who are blind or visually impaired, in a film of ravishing pleasures.
Dir-Scr Rodney Evans
Prod Rodney Evans, Rob Wunder
With Rodney Evans, John Dugdale, Kayla Hamilton
Sales The Film Collaborative
Hot from its World Premiere at this year’s SXSW Film Festival, Vision Portraits is the response of black, gay filmmaker Evans (Brother to Brother) to his deteriorating eyesight. In this deeply personal documentary, he explores what it means to be a blind or visually impaired creative artist. It’s a celebration of the possibilities of art created by a photographer (John Dugdale), dancer (Kayla Hamilton), writer (Ryan Knighton) and the filmmaker himself, who each experience varying degrees of visual impairment. Using archive footage alongside new interviews and recordings of the artists at work, Evans has created a tantalising meditation on blindness and creativity, a sensual work that opens our minds to new possibilities.
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