The powerful documentary film, A New Kind of Listening will play one night only—Thursday, October 15, at 7:30 pm at the Carolina Theatre’s historic Fletcher Hall in downtown Durham, NC, located at 309 W. Morgan St., Durham 27701.
The event is free and open to the public and the theater is wheelchair accessible.
A New Kind of Listening follows Chris Mueller-Medlicott, a young man with cerebral palsy who was mislabeled profoundly mentally retarded because he could not speak. Chris breaks through into stunning self-expression in this moving and inspiring film. The hour-long documentary, by Durham filmmaker Kenny Dalsheimer, takes viewers inside the creative work of the Community Inclusive Theater Group, the cast of which is made up of members with and without disabilities, as they create and perform an original stage piece. Together they prove that a small community arts project has the power to transform lives. A New Kind of Listening weaves together deep feelings, playfulness, vulnerability, and unexpected loss in a joyful, painful celebration of our connection to each other. The result is a groundbreaking film with the power to change beliefs about intelligence, disability and what it takes to be heard.
Please visit www.anewkindoflistening.com for more information, and to watch the film’s trailer.