APH Film Fest: How Hollywood has Depicted Blindness

Louisville, KY — The Museum of the American Printing House for the Blind (APH), located at 1839 Frankfort Avenue, will offer its first APH Film Fest, exploring how blindness has been depicted in Hollywood.

Each month we will screen a film featuring a major character who is blind. Nancy Urbscheit, professor at Bellarmine University, who teaches a class called “Disability in Film and Literature” will introduce the film and lead a discussion following the screening.

All movies are presented with audio description for the blind.

The film fest is part of Bards and Storytellers, our popular arts, folklore, and performance summer series. Admission is free and open to the public, but registration is required. Call 899-2213 or email kcarpenter@aph.org to register. Best for older children and adults.

Eyes In The Night (1942)

Saturday, June 22, 2013, at 12:30 p.m.
A detective who is blind and his guide dog investigate a murder and discover a Nazi plot. With Edward Arnold and Donna Reed.

Bright Victory (1951)

Saturday, July 20, 2013, at 12:30 p.m.
Adjusting to life at home presents many challenges for a young veteran blinded in World War II. With Arthur Kennedy and Peggy Dow.

A Patch Of Blue (1962)

Saturday, August 17, 2013, at 12:30 p.m.
A girl who is blind is befriended by a man determined to help her escape her abusive home life. With Sidney Poitier, Shelley Winters, and Elizabeth Hartman.

About the Museum of the American Printing House for the Blind

The Museum, where visitors experience hands-on history, is open Monday through Saturday. It is located on the second floor of the American Printing House for the Blind, 1839 Frankfort Avenue, Louisville, Kentucky. Admission is free. Regular hours are 8:30am to 4:30pm, Monday-Friday and 10:00am to 3:00pm on Saturday. Visitors can write in braille, see the first book embossed for blind readers, see a piano used by Stevie Wonder when he was a student at Michigan School for the Blind, play a computer game designed for blind students, and much more. More information at www.aph.org/museum or call (502) 895-2405, ext. 365, weekdays.

About the American Printing House for the Blind

The American Printing House for the Blind, a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization, is the world’s largest company devoted solely to researching, developing, and manufacturing products for people who are blind or visually impaired. Founded in 1858, it is the oldest organization of its kind in the United States. Under the 1879 federal Act to Promote the Education of the Blind, APH is the official supplier of educational materials for visually impaired students in the U.S. who are working at less than college level.

APH manufactures textbooks and magazines in braille, large print, recorded, and digital formats. APH also manufactures hundreds of educational, recreational, and daily living products. APH’s fully-accessible web site (www.aph.org) features information about APH products and services, online ordering of products, and free information on a wide variety of blindness-related topics.

The American Printing House for the Blind, Inc. is located at 1839 Frankfort Avenue in Louisville, Kentucky. For more information, call (502) 895-2405 or log on to www.aph.org.

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