CJ Jones, TL Forsberg, Bob Hiltermann, Robert DeMayo in SEE WHAT I'M SAYING, a film by Hilari Scarl. Photo by Chris Voelker. Picture courtesy Worldplay. All rights reserved.
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See What I'm Saying (2010)
Also Known As: See What I'm Saying: The Deaf Entertainers Documentary
Opened: 03/19/2010 Limited
|Sunset 5/LA||03/19/2010 - 04/01/2010||14 days|
|Laemmle's Moni...||05/08/2010 - 05/09/2010||2 days|
|Laemmle's Play...||05/08/2010 - 05/09/2010||2 days|
|Laemmle's Town...||05/08/2010 - 05/09/2010||2 days|
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Bob, a drummer in the world's only deaf rock band, Beethoven's Nightmare, produces the largest show in the band's 30 year history; CJ, a hugely famous and internationally renowned comic in the Deaf world, but virtually unknown to hearing audiences, fights to cross over to the mainstream by producing the first international sign language theatre festival in Los Angeles; Robert, a brilliant actor who teaches at Juilliard, struggles to survive when he becomes homeless while living with HIV; and TL, a hard of hearing singer finds herself caught between the hearing and deaf communities when she attracts her first major producer to record her first CD "Not Deaf Enough."
Chronicled with rare intimacy and candor, SEE WHAT I'M SAYING: THE DEAF ENTERTAINERS DOCUMENTARY is the first open captioned commercial film in American history. At the same time, it opens the door to deaf culture, allowing the sign language in the film to be accessible to all audiences.
With humor and emotion, director Hilari Scarl captures with insight and honesty the many obstacles these performers face daily.