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Sponsored by VSA Massachusetts and Wheelock Family Theatre
Universal Signs is a benefit for National Theatre of the Deaf
Thursday, November 11, 2010 at 7:00 PM
General Admission Tickets: $20
Following the screening there will be a discussion with Director Ann Calamia, Producer Catherine Miller, WFT Producer Susan Kosoff, and NTD Artistic Director Aaron Kubey. VSA Massachusetts will be providing desserts and beverages.
A groundbreaking "silent" film, presented in mesmerizing American Sign Language (ASL) with English subtitles, Universal Signs touches the hearts and minds of hearing and Deaf audiences alike. After the death of his fiancée's daughter while in his care, Andrew (Anthony Natale), a Deaf artist, becomes a prisoner of his own mind. Tormented day and night by memories and self-blame, Andrew falls in a downward spiral of depression and anger that alienates everyone around him. It is only through a serendipitous friendship and new love with Mary (Sabrina Lloyd) that Andrew is able to sense the life around him - forgive himself, rediscover his muse, and experience the transformative power of love.
Written and directed by Ann Calamia. Produced by Catherine Miller, Ann Calamia, and Lupe Ontiveros. With Anthony Natale, Sabrina Lloyd, Lupe Ontiveros, Robert Picardo, Ashlyn Sanchez, Troy Kotsur, Deanne Bray, Margot Kidder, Robert Hogan, and Aimee Garcia.
For additional information about the movie please visit "Universal Signs" website.
The movie is rated PG-13.
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