“I think I always make films about things that are the scariest for me to deal with,” says filmmaker Rodney Evans in the trailer for his latest film, “Vision Portraits,” an evocative exploration of sight and creativity.
The deeply personal documentary chronicles the filmmaker’s loss of vision due to a rare genetic eye disorder, as well as the practices of three other artists who have lost or are in the process of losing their sight.
Told in four chapters, the film is a celebration of the possibilities of art created by a Manhattan photographer (John Dugdale), a Bronx-based dancer (Kayla Hamilton), a Canadian writer (Ryan Knighton), and the filmmaker himself, who are each experiencing varying degrees of visual impairment.
“Vision Portraits” opens in New York on August 9 and in Los Angeles on August 23, with a national rollout to follow.
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