Crawford Theater

  • Event Time 7:00 pm-9:30 pm
  • Event Start Date 01/26/2017
  • Event Location Crawford Theater


The Bozeman Doc Series and the Big Sky Documentary Film Festival present the Montana premiere of the award-winning new documentary, Notes on Blindness. The screening will be preceded by a reception in the lobby featuring food and drink from the Emerson Grill, and an opportunity to experience a virtual reality piece designed to complement the film.

In 1983, after decades of steady deterioration, writer and academic John Hull became totally blind. To help him make sense of the upheaval in his life, he began keeping a diary on audiocassette. Over three years he recorded over sixteen hours of material, a unique testimony of loss, rebirth and renewal, excavating the interior world of blindness.

Notes on Blindness takes a creative approach to the documentary form. Actors lip-synch to the voices of the family, embedding John’s original audio recordings within vivid cinematography and textured sound design. The result is a poetic and intimate story of loss, rebirth and transformation, documenting John’s extraordinary journey into “a world beyond sight.”

Tickets are $10, $8 for students, sold at the door, Cactus Records, Movie Lovers, and