Feeling Through

Doug Roland
Writer and director Doug Roland joins in a screening and discussion of his groundbreaking short film Feeling Through, about a teen wandering the New York streets and the bond he strikes with a deaf-blind man needing help home. In Robert Tarango, it features the first actor with both hearing and vision loss to play a big-screen lead.
Wednesday, August 14, 2019
Program: 
6:30 pm

It was a chance encounter with a deaf-blind man in New York City several years back that inspired filmmaker Doug Roland to write and direct Feeling Through, the story of a teen wandering the New York streets and the bond he strikes with a deaf-blind man needing help to get home. In Robert Tarango, it features the first actor with both hearing and vision loss to play a big-screen lead.

The Library screens the historic, 18-minute film and a short documentary on its making. Roland then joins members of the local DeafBlind community in a discussion.

Both films are open captioned. Attendees requiring an interpreter or listening device are asked to submit requests by Monday, August 5, via email to Beth.Jordan@hknc.org or by calling 913-677-4562

Co-presented by the Helen Keller National Center, Great Plains Regional Office.

Note: audio of the event does not include the film and documentary.

 

***PLAZA BRANCH PARKING ADVISORY***

This summer, the property on which the Plaza Branch is located will be undergoing repairs to public parking areas.  From July 8 through mid-August, 2019, the Main Street entrance to the parking lot and garage will be closed Alternate parking is available via the garage entrance on 49th Street. Learn more about how to plan your visit to the Plaza Branch while these repairs are underway .

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