Vision Portraits d. Rodney Evans 78min Canada/US/Germany 2019
VISION PORTRAITS is the personal story of filmmaker Rodney Evans (Brother To Brother, The Happy Sad) as he embarks on a scientific and artistic journey, questioning how his loss of vision might impact his creative future. Through illuminating portraits of three artists: a photographer, a dancer and a writer, the film looks at the ways each artist was affected by the loss of their vision and the ways in which their creative process has changed or adapted.
OUTSTANDING DOCUMENTARY JURY AWARD (FRAMELINE43)
“Vision Portraits is the rare kind of film that you’ve always hoped to see, heralding back to the earliest use of montage in cinema in the 1920s and evoking a fresh sense of experimental, artistic filmmaking.” – Sian Francis Cox, Flixist.
“Vision Portraits consistently fascinates the mind and activates the senses; it’s never dull. The final frame fades not to black- as blindness is often mistakenly associated with darkness- but instead to white. We are left with a sense of lightness, possibility and, yes, vision.” – Beandrea July, The Hollywood Reporter.