12:30 7:15 9:50
Thursday, September 7
(1986) Daily lives of students at the Alabama School for the Blind, from kindergarten to 12th grade. 16mm. Approx. 132 min.
“An extraordinary document that opens up worlds far removed from the prime-time television universe of eternally happy and healthy faces beaming radiantly while consuming soft drinks.”
– The New York Times
“In a Wiseman film, when you follow a blind kindergarten student’s slow, groping efforts to go down a hall, down a staircase and along another hall, you also wind up retracing the steps with him. By this time, though, you not only should be slowed down to Wiseman’s pace but also fascinated with his subject—no longer saying ‘get on with it’ but getting with it.”
– Terry Atkinson, LA Times