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Moonlight Sonata: Deafness in Three Movements

Poster for Moonlight Sonata: Deafness in Three Movements

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ReleaseSeptember 17thGenreDocumentary Runtime1:30DirectorIrene Taylor Brodsky


MOONLIGHT SONATA is a deeply personal memoir about a deaf boy growing up, his deaf grandfather growing old, and Ludwig van Beethoven the year he was blindsided by deafness and wrote his iconic sonata.

Director Irene Taylor Brodsky turns the camera on her deaf parents and her 11-year-old deaf son, Jonas, who has cochlear implants and is discovering a profound world of hearing – and music. As Jonas learns the first movement of Beethoven’s iconic sonata on the piano, his grandparents, deaf for nearly 80 years, watch with deepening awe what time and technology have bestowed on their grandson.


Assisted listening device available
Presneted with open captions.

A special Q & A session with deaf staff from the Community Center for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing immediately following the film. An Interpreter will be provided.