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Hearing Is Believing (2017)

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In a world filled with Noise, there is another Sound worth Hearing, and her name is Rachel Flowers. "Hearing is Believing" introduces the world to the life and music of the multi-talented 23-year old musician and composer, Rachel Flowers.

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Lorenzo DeStefano
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Credited cast:
Greg Benevidez Greg Benevidez ... Self
Benny Chong II Benny Chong II ... Self
Taylor Eigsti Taylor Eigsti ... Self
Keith Emerson ... Self
Dan Flowers Dan Flowers ... Self
Jeanie Flowers Jeanie Flowers ... Self
Rachel Flowers Rachel Flowers ... Self
Vaughan Flowers Vaughan Flowers ... Self
Cynthia Gonzalez Cynthia Gonzalez ... Self
Brian Hutchison Brian Hutchison ... Self
David Pinto David Pinto ... Self
Andy Radford Andy Radford ... Self
Arturo Sandoval ... Self
Dweezil Zappa ... Self
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"Hearing Is Believing", the new feature documentary from award-winning producer/director Lorenzo DeStefano ("Talmage Farlow", "Los Zafiros-Music From The Edge Of Time"), introduces the world to the astonishing young musician and composer, Rachel Flowers. Born 15 weeks premature, at a body weight of one pound five ounces, Rachel lost her eyesight due to Retinopathy of Prematurity (ROP). At two she began picking up melodies from her musician parents and was soon playing every song she heard by ear, including Bach fugues. The child had perfect pitch. Starting her formal musical education at the age of 4, Rachel spent the next 10 years studying at the Southern California Conservatory of Music, while completing her mainstream education through elementary, middle, and high school. She was featured in two episodes of 60 Minutes in 2005 & 2008, when she was 12 and 15 years old. DeStefano and his team have created a dynamic and engaging portrait of a year and a half in the life of a tight knit... Written by Hearing is Believing Productions, Inc.

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In a world filled with Noise, there is another Sound worth Hearing, and her name is Rachel Flowers.


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TV-G

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No glitz. No melodrama. Just a heartwarming story about an unassuming young woman, Rachel Flowers...
25 July 2017 | by dmkalmanSee all my reviews

...who lost her sight as an infant, and soon began to demonstrate uncanny musical abilities. In this film, we learn about Rachel's gifts and the joy she derives from music. More importantly, we get to know Rachel and her family, and their everyday challenges. Professional film critics may nitpick the film's home movie style and tone. In my opinion, the director remained admirably restrained. Instead of pumping up the volume or attempting to steer the narrative, he allows Rachel's story to unfold simply and without pretense. He got it just right.


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

16 June 2017 (USA) See more »

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Filming Locations:

Ventura County, California, USA See more »

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Dolby Digital

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Color

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1.78 : 1 / (high definition)
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