Hear and Now


Hear and Now (2007)



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Filmmaker Irene Taylor Brodsky tells a deeply personal story about her deaf parents, and their radical decision -- after 65 years of silence -- to undergo cochlear implant surgery, a complex procedure that could give them the ability to hear.

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All Critics (8) | Top Critics (2)

Missing is any meaningful context about either the medical procedure or its significance among the deaf.

Feb 2, 2007

Like the wrenching personal accounts of cancer survivors, Hear and Now unlocks the psychological side of their experience, with raw emotion smoothing over the intimate pic's less cinematic qualities.

Jan 24, 2007 | Full Review…
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It's the merging of filmmaker and daughter that makes this documentary and memoir so compelling and appealing to a mass audience.

May 7, 2008 | Full Review…

Be prepared to be fully immersed in it.

Dec 7, 2007 | Rating: A- | Full Review…

Hear and Now is a beautifully made film, with footage that helps filmgoers understand the richness of the world of sight, the challenges of the world of no sound and the considerable talents and charm of her parents.

Mar 23, 2007 | Rating: 10/10 | Full Review…

Irene Taylor Brodsky's documentary about her parents' late-in-life decision to undergo cochlear-implant surgery is a moving tribute to her folks and their accomplishments, and an engrossing emotional roller-coaster for filmgoers.

Feb 17, 2007 | Rating: 3.5/4

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