Vision Portraits

Directed by Rodney Evans
Canada, Germany, USA
116 minutes
Unclassified 15+
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Award-winning US filmmaker Rodney Evans contemplates his loss of vision, as he meets fellow artists and seeks to understand the way they too, deal with a loss of sight.

Evans (The Happy Sad, Brother to Brother) explores what it means to be a working visual artist who is also visually impaired, cleverly using multicoloured images and abstract animations to represent his experience. In this very personal and moving film he follows three creatives as they discuss how they manage life, work and their disability through art. Dancer Kayla Hamilton, writer Ryan Knighton and photographer John Dugdale reveal how they find new ways to reimagine and create. Insightful and engaging, the film presents viewers with an understanding of some of the day to day and career challenges facing people with vision impairments.

SAT 15 JUN: Screenability Panel at 4.00pm at Hoyts Entertainment Quarter

This film is open captioned and has audio description.
If you require audio description for the Wed 12th June screening, please call 1300 733 733 or email

The content of the film is endlessly thought-provoking and will have artists and their admirers spinning out for days on questions about literal and figurative artistic vision.
Beandrea July, The Hollywood Reporter
An evocative meditation on sight, cinema, and the tools of filmmaking.
John Fink, The Film Stage

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Wed 12 June
State Theatre
Past Event Cancel
Sat 15 June
Hoyts Entertainment Quarter 15
Past Event Cancel
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Program Strand
Unclassified 15+
Canada, Germany, USA
In English
Premiere Status
Australian Premiere
Rodney Evans
Rodney Evans, Rob Wunder
Kjerstin Rossi, Mark Tumas
Hannah Buck, Rodney Evans
Documentary, Dance, Disability, Arts, Biography, LGBTIQ Films
Company Credits
World Sales: The Film Collaborative
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