Eastleigh Film Festival is pleased to confirm that our screening of Sound of Metal will be introduced via captioned video by film journalist, Charlotte Little.
Charlotte Little is a hard of hearing and visually impaired access consultant, film critic, and programmer. Based in Scotland, she has a passion for disability representation and accessible screenings, advocating for inclusive cinematic experiences.
She is also the author of the BFI screen notes for Sound of Metal, in which she describes the film as 'a unique perspective of deafness, Deaf culture, and the spectrum of deaf identity, embodying a breakthrough in d/Deaf representation on the silver screen, both in storytelling and access.'
Sound of Metal uses open captions, meaning captions are always in view and cannot be turned off, and was hailed as an important move towards greater accessibility for deaf and hard of hearing audiences.
Director Darius Marder also worked with members of the d/Deaf and hard of hearing community and children of deaf adults before and during filming, and a large portion of the cast including Lauren Ridloff are Deaf actors.
Tickets are available for this screening on Thursday 16th September here.