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See What I'm Saying: The Deaf Entertainers Documentary (2009)

PG-13 | | Documentary | 19 March 2010 (USA)
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This inspirational documentary follows four deaf entertainers: a comic, drummer, actor and a singer as they attempt to cross over to mainstream audiences. These uniquely talented entertainers overcome great challenges to celebrate success.

Director:

Hilari Scarl

Writers:

Lisa Leeman (storyline consultant), Dalan Musson (consultant writer)
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Cast overview, first billed only:
CJ Jones ... Self
Robert DeMayo ... Self
T.L. Forsberg ... Self
Bob Hiltermann ... Self
Bernard Bragg Bernard Bragg ... Self
Evelyn Glennie Evelyn Glennie ... Self
Anthony Natale ... Self
Steve Longo Steve Longo ... Self
Ed Chevy Ed Chevy ... Self
John Maucere ... Self
Shoshannah Stern ... Self
Michelle A. Banks Michelle A. Banks ... Self
Deanne Bray ... Self
Tyrone Giordano ... Self
James Foster James Foster ... Self
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Storyline

This inspirational and heartfelt documentary follows four well-known entertainers in the deaf community: a comic, a drummer, an actor and a singer as they attempt to cross over and reach mainstream audiences. These uniquely talented deaf entertainers of various disciplines overcome great challenges on their way to personal triumphs and professional success. Bob, a drummer in the world's only deaf rock band, Beethoven's Nightmare, produces the largest show in the band's 30 year history; CJ, a hugely famous and internationally renowned comic in the Deaf world, but virtually unknown to hearing audiences, fights to cross over to the mainstream by producing the first international sign language theatre festival in Los Angeles; Robert, a brilliant actor who teaches at Juilliard, struggles to survive when he becomes homeless, his health compromised by HIV; and TL, a hard of hearing singer finds herself caught between the hearing and deaf communities when she attracts her first major producer... Written by David Magdael

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Documentary

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG-13 for some thematic material and language including sexual references
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Did You Know?

Connections

References Ice Age (2002) See more »

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Beethoven's Fifth Symphony
Written by Ludwig van Beethoven (as Ludwig von Beethoven)
Performed by Beethoven's Nightmare
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A wonderful film - a must for everyone to see!
30 March 2010 | by herosmith66See all my reviews

This movie was wonderful/fantastic ! I enjoyed seeing the movie. It deserves an academy award! I laughed and cried at the same time. I plan to tell all of my friends to see the movie when it is released country-wide.

I am definitely going to see it again and i highly recommend it to everyone.

It's an important film for everyone to see. I am a member of the hearing impaired community, and i feel this movie will appeal to both the hearing and deaf communities.

I first heard about the movie through a GLAD online newsletter. I want to thank GLAD for supporting this important film.

Robert J. Smith


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19 March 2010 (USA) See more »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$4,996, 21 March 2010

Gross USA:

$118,206

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$118,206
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