Moonlight Sonata: Deafness in Three Movements



St. Anthony Main Theatre 4 Mon, Apr 8, 2019 5:20 PM
St. Anthony Main Theatre 4 Sun, Apr 14, 2019 11:35 AM
St. Anthony Main Theatre 4 Tue, Apr 16, 2019 4:50 PM
Ticket Prices
General Public:$15.00
Student (Box Office Only):$8.00
Youth (25 & Under/Box Office Only):$8.00
Film Info
Premiere Status:Minnesota Premiere
Programs:New American Visions
Documentary Competition
Women & Film
Women Directors
Culture & Society
Release Year:2019
Runtime:90 min
Festivals & Awards:Sundance Film Festival 2019 - US Documentary Competition: Nominee Grand Jury Prize
Website:Official Website
Print Source:Vermilion Films
Director:Irene Taylor Brodsky
Producer:Tahria Sheather
Cinematographer:Irene Taylor Brodsky
Editor:Bill Weber
Irene Taylor Brodsky
Composer:Dylan Stark
Ben Johnson


As her eleven-year-old son, Jonas, who lost his hearing as a toddler, struggles to master Beethoven's Moonlight Sonata, filmmaker Irene Taylor Brodsky explores her family's complex and changing relationship to sound – and to each other. An illuminating labor of love, Moonlight Sonata explores the complex nature of family, parenthood, and growing up through a lens that is both raw and heartfelt. Brodsky's parents, Paul and Sally Taylor were the subjects of her previous film, Hear and Now (08), a film that explored their lives as Deaf individuals, parents, and a married couple. The film won the Audience Award for Best Documentary at the 2007 Sundance Film Festival as well as a Peabody Award. Now, Paul and Sally are happy to be a part of of the story of their daughter, Irene, and grandson, Jonas, who represent a new generation.

Director Biography

Irene Taylor Brodsky

Irene Taylor Brodsky is a graduate of both NYU and Columbia University. Along with her work in documentary film, she has served as a director, producer, writer, editor and cinematographer. Her work has earned several honors, including an Academy Award nomination and Emmy win.


"With great sensitivity and an eye for touching moments, filmmaker Irene Taylor Brodsky again mines her family - and how it handles deafness - in [this] moving documentary" - The Movie Cricket