There are other film-makers you can see via the Rochester Deaf Film Fest 2005
To Have/To Find. Videocassette. Susan Dupor, 1991. 4 mins. B&W/Sign Language Animated. (3rd floor, PN1995.9.D35 D866 1991).
In this hand-animated film, a young Deaf girl escapes through fantasy in her dreams when she has to go to school and is placed in a "special" class. The film draws upon some of the artist's own experiences as a child in finding her identity as a Deaf person. (Deaf film-maker)
The Films of Charles Krauel. Videocassette. Davideo Productions, 2002. 68 mins. B&W/Signed. (3rd floor, PN1995.9.D6 F56 2002 ).
This film anthology showcases the films shot and edited by Deaf film pioneer Charles Krauel as he experimented with the 16mm format. Several segments are highlights of Deaf events and social gatherings between 1925 and 1940. It gives the modern day viewer a glimpse of Deaf social life during those years. The original Krauel 16mm masters were restored by preservationist David H. Pierce and transferred to broadcast video for the benefit of future generations interested in Deaf heritage
Charles Krauel: A Profile of a Deaf Filmmaker.San Diego, Calif. : DawnPictures,1994. Color/Voiced/Signed/Captioned. (3rd floor, PN1995.9.D6 C437 1994). Also available at ETC, Basement of Wallace Library-VH 1457.
Ted Supalla brings the viewer Charles Krauel's work, combined with an interview with the deaf filmmaker. The rare film footage of Krauel's work spans over a period of 50 years
From Eyes to Hands: The Story of John Brewster Jr & Early Education in Maine. Videocassette. Alyssa Gagnon, 2003. 15 mins. Color/Sound. (3rd floor, ND1329.B74 F76 2003).
Gives a brief biography of John Brewster Jr., itinerant painter in Maine, Connecticut and Massachusetts, and discusses his education as a deaf person.
Guy Wonder: Stories and Artwork. DVD. The Tactile Mind Press, 2003.129 mins. Color/Signed/Voiced. (4th floor, HV2534.W66 A3 2003).
Guy Wonder is a third-generation deaf man who has led a captivating life. Funny and sad stories about growing up in a deaf family and in a deaf school, becoming an artist in New York City, and making a new niche for himself in San Francisco. Art is my life -- My deaf family -- Grandpa's treasures -- Grandma's kiss -- A deaf school memory -- Andrew's new name sign -- Becoming an artist -- Bakery makeup -- My driver's exam -- Jeannie -- Parental expectations -- Mannequins -- For art's sake -- Mirror table -- Interpreting on the job -- Egyptian mural -- Wet seat -- My first lecture -- Famous shoppers -- Making up my mother -- A shooting -- Leaving New York -- Heart grief -- Red lips -- American flag -- A couple in new York -- De'VIA -- Wire work -- Turkey hands -- Split drag -- About deaf artists -- Gossip spread -- Pier memorial -- Farewell.
Moving Pictures, Moving Hands: The Story of Ernest Marshall. Videocassette. DawnSignPress, 1987. 30 mins. Color, Signed, Voiced. (ETRR 5284 and ETC 1854).
Marshall's skill of making movies is shown and discussed. He was the first, in 1938, to make movies for hte deaf and use sign language in them.
Nathie: No Hand-Me-Downs..DVD. Tactile Mind, 2005. 125 mins. Color, Signed, Voiced, Captioned. (4th floor, HV2534.M3 A3 2005).
Nathie Marbury tells her story: the 16th of 17 children, born into a family not believing in education, goes on to earn three college degrees and late in life finds her identity as a black, deaf woman.
Passion of Words Turning into Action: A Black Deaf Filmmaker's Journey. DVD. Deaf Vision Filmworks, 2004. 120 mins. Color/Signed/Voiced/Captioned. Bryan, Ann Marie, dir. (3rd floor, PN1998.3.B79 P37 2004).
Includes interviews, student films, behind the scenes productions, personal video diaries about being a struggling filmmaker, production experiences, and professional production clips. Accompanied by DVD, "Behind the scenes: Somalia," 14:09 minutes, with music, subtitled. The accompanying DVD provides a look at the production of Jade's first feature film, "Somalia," the story of an African-American Deaf woman who falls in love with a musician. (Deaf film-maker)
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Listen to the Hands of our People. DVD. Deaf Vision Filmworks, 2004. 81 mins. Signed/Voiced/Captioned. (3rd floor, RA643.8 .L57 2004). A documentary film featuring seven HIV positive Deaf and Hard of Hearing people living with AIDS
On and Off Stage: The Bruce Hlibok Story. 2 DVDs. Deaf Vision Filmworks, 2002. 180 mins. Color/Signed/Voiced/Captioned. Bryan, Ann Marie, dir. (3rd floor, PN1998.3.H55 O65 2002).
Chronicles the life of a pioneer, deaf playwright and actor Bruce Hlibok, who challenged audiences while provoking and creating controversy with his work. (Deaf film-maker)
Sound and Fury. Videocassette. Filmakers Library, 2000. Color/Captioned/Voiced/Signed. 80 mins. (4th floor HV2391.S682000).
This video takes viewers inside the seldom seen wworld of the deaf to witness a painful family struggle over a controversial medical technology called the cochlear implant. Some family members celebrate the implant as a long overdue cure for deafness while others fear it will destroy their language and way of life. Through the families of two brothers, the film explores this seemingly irreconcilable conflict as it illuminates the ongoing struggle for identity among deaf people today.
The Best of Festival of Cinema for the Deaf. Videocassette. Chicago Institute of the Moving Image, 2002. 82 mins. Color/Voiced/Signed/Captioned. (3rd floor, PN1995.9.D35 .B47 2002).
The ride / John Flanders (27 min., USA) -- Edda's song / Vanessa Vaughan (4 min., Canada 1996) -- Adu Ivumun (When I heard) / Mohamed Hilmy and Andy Jones (14 min., UK 2000) -- Perception / Stefan Lewis (8 min., NZ) -- Wee three / Matt Hulse (7 min., UK 1998) -- Hotel Central / Matt Hulse (10 min., UK 2000) -- Reservoir wolves / Ramon Woolfe (10 min., UK 2001). In "The Ride", a folksinger loses his inspiration and sets out on a driving trip. He picks up a Deaf hitchhiker. They form a friendship based on a common love of music. An old woman and a young woman meet in a landscape between life and death in "Edda's Song". "Adu Ivumun (When I Heard)" describes a nine-year-old Deaf boy's reaction when he sees his father come out of the sea with a new hearing aid. In "Wee Three", three school kids in detention become involved in a battle between the natural authority of the body and the unreal demands of the adult world. "Hotel Central" is an unscripted work. A parody of Tarentino's "Reservoir Dogs", "Reservoir Wolves" shows that you can sign and shoot at the same time.
G-Files: The Ole Jim. DVD. 50 mins. Signed/Voiced/CaptionedWashington, DC Gallaudet University, 2001. (3rd floor, PS3552.R659 G4 2001).
Teri Sentelle tells the legends of "Ole Jim". "Winner of Telly Award (2002) and GUAA Award (2001).
Deafula. Videocassette. Sign Cinema International, 1986. 90 mins. B&W/Signed/Voiced. (3rd floor, PN1995.9.V3 D43 1986 ).
This is the first feature film entirely in American Sign Language. Story of Deafula, a theology student who is half human, half vampire, and unable to control his lust for blood. He must unravel his mysterious past, and confront Amy, the occult guardian of his destiny.
*DEAFology 101. Videocassette. DEAFinitely Yours Studio, 1993. 60 mins. Color/Signed/Voiced/Captioned. (4th floor, HV2380 .D436 1993).
Presents information about Ken Glickman's comedy presentation about the deaf culture. Explains the content of the show, what props are needed, the length, and the location. Lists the events that are appropriate for the show. Posts contact information for Glickman via mailing address, telephone and fax numbers, and e-mail. Contains biographical information about Ken Glickman. This humorous lecture was videotaped live at the Texas School for the Deaf : "A Crash Course on Deaf Culture for Hearies and Deafies!"
*You Think DEAF People Have Problems? Videocassette. Deaf Utopia, 1999. 90 mins. Color/Signed/Voiced. (4th floor, HV2380 .Y675 1999).
This videotape features Angela Petrone Stratiy's one-woman comedy show based on her "research" on hearing people, and her perspectives on how deaf people survive in the hearing world.
Golden Legacy. Pef. Patrick Brannelly, Wally Carlson, Michael Malvesti, and Al Marotta. Videocassette. Eyethfilm, 2002. 112 mins. Color/Signed. (3rd floor, PN1995.9.D35 G653 2002).
Jonas Longfellow, a retired sea captain resolved to settle the feud among his three sons. In lieu of a will he writes three letters. Each letter gives clues to his stolen treasure. The treasure can only be found if the three brothers resolve their feud and share their letters. They never do. Over two hundred years later a grandson of one of the brothers rediscovers one of the letters. The treasure hunt is on.
Films by Robert Hoskin. 1 videocassette + 2 CD-ROMS. Tokyo : Muteki Eigekikai, 2003. 88 mins. In Japanese sign language, with Japanese and English subtitles. (3rd floor, PN1995.9.D35 H675 2003). (Deaf film-maker).
CD-ROM supplements contain photo stills from all six Hoskin films on the video and the 15-minute documentary "The making of "Chance for Love". Blue gush (4 min., 1993) -- Patched-up! (9 min., 1994) -- Motion of confusion (11 min., 1996) -- Chance for love (21 min., 1997) The making of "Chance for Love" (19 min., 1997) -- The unforgettable character (1999) - Introduction of four deaf actresses from Robert Hoskin's "The unforgettable Character" (5 min., 1999). Video consists of a compilation of films (1993-1999) by Robert Hoskin. "Blue Gush" is about a man and woman who jump to conclusions about their neighbor. In "Chance for Love", a Deaf married couple must face each other to solve their quarrel. "Motion of Confusion" is a comedy about a Deaf man who has fun when he finds a pretty girl's telephone card. A man and woman provide a complex and fantastic story to explain some bandages in the comedy "Patched-up!". In "The Unforgettable Character", four young Deaf women meet, argue, reconcile, and then go shopping together.Suppl. 1 Muteki Eigekikai Film Productions Still Photo Collection: Arriflex IIB Camera & Robert (Nov. 1999) -- Blue gush (June-July 1993) -- Patched-up! (May 1994) -- Motion of confusion (March 1996) -- Chance for love (Feb. 1997) -- Film awards and other materials (1995-2003). Suppl. 2 Muteki Eigekikai Film Productions Still Photo Collection: Silence bound manuscript (April 2000) -- The unforgettable character (Oct.-Nov. 1999) -- Introduction of four deaf actresses from The unforgettable character (Nov. 1999)
Films of Dawn Skwersky: Look at Me So I Can Hear You ; He Says, She Signs ; Someone She Loved. Videocassette. Word of Hand Productions, 1995. 29 mins. Signed/B &W. (3rd floor, PS3569 .K88 1995). (Deaf film-maker).
Hear No Evil. DVD. Wellington Films, 2002. 10 mins. Color/Signed/Voiced/Captioned. In British Sign Language and English; captions in English. (3rd floor, PN1995.9.D35 H43 2002).
While out on a routine call, Dave, an electrician, stumbles into Aisha, a seemingly suicidal Deaf woman. He decides to save her--or is he the one who needs to be saved? Received Best Film award (short category) at the 2003 F3 Film Festtival, and the Most Creative Use of Captioning at the 2003 Chicago Festival of Cinema for the Deaf 2003.
I'm Not From Hear. Videocassette. Ontario, C. MacKinnon, 2000?. 25 mins. Signed/Voiced/Captioned. (3rd floor, PN1995.9.D35 I6 2000z).
Adam, a hearing man, finds that he has traveled to an entire community of Deaf people. He struggles with the difficulties of communicating in a new language as he tries to find a job and begins a relationship with Carla, a young Deaf woman. (Deaf film-maker).
Skye. DVD. Derby, England, Dreadful Film Productions, 2004. 13 mins. Signed/Voiced/Captioned. (3rd floor, PN1995.9.D35 S59 2004).
Skye, the main character, is a deaf English girl in the 1970s grieving over her mother's death. Skye meets a man at a nightclub who helps her to enjoy herself and encourages her to dance. He vanishes mysteriously at the end of the night, and it eventually becomes clear that he is the ghost of her father. Includes a behind-the-scenes documentary, still photos, and a list of exhibitions.
Alice and the Aurifactor. Videocassette. Louder than Words, 1995. 15 mins. B&W/Signed/Captioned. Silent with piano accompaniment.German Sign Language with title cards in German with English subtitles. (3rd floor, PN1995.91.G47 A553 1995).
A deaf girl, Alice, enters the world of bedtime stories to face an evil sorcerer who is oppressing a land of deaf people by turning deaf people into mutated hearing beings.
A television program produced at Gallaudet by and for Deaf people.