Festival of Cinema for the Deaf | Festival | Chicago Reader

Arts & Culture » Festival

Festival of Cinema for the Deaf

Sign up for our newsletters Subscribe


The first Festival of Cinema for the Deaf continues Friday through Monday, March 1 through 4, at Pipers Alley, City North 14, and Facets Multimedia Center, 1517 W. Fullerton. Some films are captioned; the other screenings will feature interpreters of both spoken English and American Sign Language. Unless otherwise noted, tickets are $5. For more information call 847-922-0767.


Short videos, program one

Videos from England, Finland, and the U.S., including Antti Raike's The Silent World of 100 Db. 90 min. (Facets Multimedia Center, 6:00)

Short videos, program two

Videos from England, New Zealand, and the U.S., including David Pierce's Portrait of a Deaf Irish-American, Terrence James O'Rourke. 90 min. (Facets Multimedia Center, 7:30)

Short films, program one

Films from the UK and the U.S., including The Ride by John Flanders. 90 min. (Facets Multimedia Center, 9:00)

Films by Charles Krauel

Work by Chicagoan Charles Krauel, who began documenting the deaf community on film in 1925 and continued for half a century. 90 min. Admission is free. (Facets Multimedia Center, 10:30)


It's a Family Affair

A captioned print of Monsters, Inc. (see capsule in regular listings), showing with A Shadow's Resolve by David Pierce and an animated short to be created by children during the festival. (City North 14, 2:00)

A Beautiful Mind

A captioned print of Ron Howard's current feature, profiling mathematician John Nash (see capsule in regular listings). (City North 14, 4:00)

Breaking the Silence

A single mother (Gong Li) struggles to raise a deaf son in contemporary China; Zhou Sun directed this 1999 feature, in Mandarin with subtitles. 90 min. (City North 14, 7:00)


Monsters, Inc.

A captioned print of the 2001 animated feature (see capsule in regular listings). Free admission to children under 12. (Pipers Alley, 10:00 am)

Support Independent Chicago Journalism: Join the Reader Revolution

We speak Chicago to Chicagoans, but we couldn’t do it without your help. Every dollar you give helps us continue to explore and report on the diverse happenings of our city. Our reporters scour Chicago in search of what’s new, what’s now, and what’s next. Stay connected to our city’s pulse by joining the Reader Revolution.

Are you in?

  Give $35/month →  
  Give $10/month →  
  Give  $5/month  → 

Not ready to commit? Send us what you can!

 One-time donation  → 

Add a comment