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Sound and Fury (2000)

Not Rated | | Documentary | 21 January 2000 (USA)
If you could make your deaf child hear, would you? Academy Award-nominated Sound and Fury follows the intimate, heart-rending tale of the Artinians, an extended family with deaf and hearing... See full summary »

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Josh Aronson
Nominated for 1 Oscar. Another 3 wins & 4 nominations. See more awards »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Jaime Leigh Allen Jaime Leigh Allen ... (voice)
Jemma Braham Jemma Braham ... (voice)
Freeda Cat Freeda Cat ... (voice)
Scott Davidson Scott Davidson ... Peter Artinian (voice)
Ruthanne Gereghty Ruthanne Gereghty ... (voice)
John Griffin John Griffin ... (voice)
Barbara Herel Barbara Herel ... (voice)
David Jacobs David Jacobs ... (voice)
Karl Katz Karl Katz ... (voice)
John Kaufman John Kaufman ... (voice)
Ann Lenane Ann Lenane ... (voice)
Phillip Namanworth Phillip Namanworth ... (voice)
Veronica Nash Veronica Nash ... (voice)
Saul Nathan-Kazis Saul Nathan-Kazis ... (voice)
Allison Weisberg Allison Weisberg ... (voice)
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Storyline

If you could make your deaf child hear, would you? Academy Award-nominated Sound and Fury follows the intimate, heart-rending tale of the Artinians, an extended family with deaf and hearing members across three generations. Together they confront a technological device that can help the deaf to hear but may also threaten deaf culture - and their bonds with each other. For Peter Artinian and his wife, both of whom are deaf, a surgical ear implant for their five-year-old daughter Heather means a choice between two worlds - an unfamiliar hearing world and the deaf world, a robust culture in its own right united by a uniquely visual and artistic language. Heather Artinian - precocious, vivacious, and avidly curious about implant surgery - is caught between her deaf parents and her hearing grandparents, as they argue passionately about her future. The debate is sometimes silent, but by no means quiet. When all is done, Sound and Fury speaks volumes about the choices we make and the battles... Written by Anonymous

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If you could make your deaf children hear, would you do it?

Genres:

Documentary

Certificate:

Not Rated
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Goofs

When Peter asks Nancy (the girl with the cochlear implant from the deaf family) if she socializes more with deaf or hearing, the voice-over says, "Mostly deaf people." However, she is actually signing, "Grandma and grandpa." See more »

Alternate Versions

A 60-minute version of this film is available from the Filmaker's Library. See more »

Soundtracks

Happy Birthday
(uncredited)
Written by Mildred J. Hill and Patty S. Hill
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User Reviews

 
Told by an idiot signifying nothing
6 February 2001 | by plasterSee all my reviews

Life's but a walking shadow, a poor player,

That struts and frets his hour upon the stage, And then is heard no more; it is a tale

Told by an idiot, full of sound and fury,

Signifying nothing.

MacBeth, v. iii.

Sound and fury is as robust a movie as I can recall having ever seen. It speaks heartily of life and of the dilemmas and difficult decisions we all face. It confronts modernity and the extinction of culture. This film speaks of decisions made that are incomprehensible to other members of the same family. It speaks of steps that are superficially modest but whose consequences are mammoth. These are the decisions that we make daily and may eventually destroy human life on this rock. Sound and fury asks each of us in a soft voice if we are part of the problem or the solution. It is a moving picture.


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Official Sites:

Next Wave Films

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Release Date:

21 January 2000 (USA) See more »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$7,104, 29 October 2000

Gross USA:

$114,882

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$114,882
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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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