NEW YORK, Oct. 20 Witness the miracle - a deaf man hears for the first time at age 27, thanks to modern medical technology. Brooklyn Girl Productions presents the New York City premiere of the award-winning documentary film From Silence to Sound at the New York International Film Festival on Friday, October 23, 2009.
From Silence to Sound is an inspiring film that tells the extraordinary story of Justin Garrett, a man who has been profoundly deaf since birth. On March 13, 2006, Justin made history as the first recipient of a bilateral cochlear implant in Oklahoma.
Producer Jenine Mayring comments, "One of my goals for this project was to subtitle the film in English, thereby making it accessible to deaf audiences worldwide." Mayring is a former American Sign Language (ASL) interpreter and instructor whose credits as an ASL consultant include the hit TV shows ER and nip/tuck.
From Silence to Sound premieres at 10:10 p.m., Friday, October 23, at City Cinemas Village East, 181 Second Avenue. The screening will be followed by a Q&A with director Chase Matthews, and New York native, producer Jenine Mayring.
Director Chase Matthews offers this moving documentary about Justin Garrett, a completely deaf young man who, in 2006, agreed to undergo radical cochlear implant surgery that could possibly make him hear for the first time. Matthews follows Justin as he prepares for, submits to and recovers from the high-stakes surgery. Success will reverse Justin's condition, but failure will irrevocably destine him to a lifetime of total silence.
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More information is available at http://www.fromsilencetosound.com
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-- WINNER - Best Documentary USA (Everglades International Film Festival) -- WINNER - Best North American Documentary (International Film Festival Egypt) -- BEST DOCUMENTARY nominee (Trail Dance Film Festival) -- BEST DOCUMENTARY nominee (International Film Festival South Africa)
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