Windrider Film Festival: Moonlight Sonata - Deafness in three movements

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Menlo-Atherton High School

555 Middlefield Rd · Atherton, CA

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As usual the Windrider festival presents outstanding independent films, this year is no different. Join us for the closing night movie tonight.

Filmmakers and documentary subjects will be in attendance for the Q&A after the movie.

We'll meet no later than 30 minutes before showtime at Menlo Atherton High School. Buy your tickets for this show right now online:

Moonlight Sonata: Deafness in Three Movements is a deeply personal story spanning three centuries of the deaf experience, told through the eyes of a young deaf boy growing up, his deaf grandfather growing old, and Beethoven when he wrote his iconic sonata. Irene Taylor Brodsky’s 11-year-old son Jonas learns Beethoven’s Moonlight Sonata, a beautiful and heart-wrenching piece written during the year Beethoven was stricken with his own deafness. The story becomes an intergenerational tale of deafness, as we learn that Jonas’ grandparents were also born deaf and see the special bond they share with each other.