Hear and Now (2007)

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.
Documentary , Special Interest
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Critic Reviews for Hear and Now

All Critics (8) | Top Critics (2)

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

February 2, 2007
Hollywood Reporter
Top Critic

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.

Full Review… | January 24, 2007
Top Critic

It's the merging of filmmaker and daughter that makes this documentary and memoir so compelling and appealing to a mass audience.

Full Review… | May 7, 2008

Be prepared to be fully immersed in it.

Full Review… | December 7, 2007

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.

Full Review… | March 23, 2007
Rochester Democrat and Chronicle

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.

February 16, 2007

Audience Reviews for Hear and Now

Very interesting, and incredibly personal story. I would recommend it to anyone who enjoys documentaries.

Reese W
Reese W

Wonderful story of two amazing people who at 65 years of age are able to hear via cochlear implants. Just as amazing as their expierience is their devotion to one another during the experience.

Jeff Clarke
Jeff Clarke

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