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Launching Caption This Cinema

Caption This Cinema is a brand new film exhibitor with access at its core, championing diverse stories and disabled audiences, and will be launching its virtual inaugural screening of Vision Portraits from 17th – 19th November.

Caption This Cinema is a brand new film exhibitor with access at its core, championing diverse stories and disabled audiences, and will be launching its virtual inaugural screening of Vision Portraits from 17th – 19th November.

Logo for Caption This Cinema. At the bottom, a red outline of three cinema seats. Behind them, a black background with a white line depicting the outline of  a cinema screen. In the middle of the screen, the words "caption this, accessible cinema" in bold, white letters.

Vision Portraits (2019) is a deeply personal film by Rodney Evans, a filmmaker who explores what it means to have vision while confronting his own sight loss. He connects with three visually impaired artists, a dancer, a writer, and a photographer, and turns to them for guidance and insight. 

Vision Portraits will be available to watch through the screening platform Eventive from Wednesday 17th to Friday 19th November. The film will have English captions available as well as English audio description. Tickets will be on a pay-what-you-can sliding scale from £0, £2, £4, £6, £8.  There will be a live discussion over Zoom and live-streamed to Eventive on Friday 19th November at 7pm with guest speakers Theresa Heath and Tara Brown. The live discussion will have live captioning, BSL interpretation, and the host and guest speakers will provide visual descriptions of themselves to make the event more accessible for partially sighted audiences. 

Caption This Cinema is a pop-up cinema that strives to empower and prioritise Deaf and Disabled communities by reflecting this value in its programming and access measures, providing hybrid virtual and in-person screenings throughout the year and across Scotland.  Caption This Cinema was developed by Charlotte Little, a young deafblind access consultant and programmer, who has combined her passion for curation, her experiences as a disabled moviegoer, and her expertise in disability and access within the film industry, to create CTC.

You can purchase tickets for Vision Portraits through Eventive.

Follow Caption This on Twitter: @captionthiscine

Funding and Support:

CINEMA FOR ALL has supported the development of Caption This Cinema and the inaugural screening of Vision Portraits through their Access Launchpad scheme. 

FILM HUB SCOTLAND is supporting this inaugural screening through their Pitch Pot fund.

MATCHBOX CINE has provided ongoing guidance, technical support, and captioning support for Caption This Cinema.

By Charlotte Little

Charlotte Little is a hard of hearing and partially sighted film journalist and access consultant. Charlotte's areas of interest include disability representation and accessible cinema.

You can contact her for commissioned writing via Twitter (@ALittleOutlook) or you can email her at charlotte.a.little1@gmail.com

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