Tuesday, April 28th, 2015
Cinema Arts Theatre
9650 Main Street
Fairfax, VA, 22031
Enjoy this film as part of the ReelAbilities Film Festival DC, the largest festival in the country dedicated to promoting awareness and appreciation of the lives, stories and artistic expressions of people with different disabilities.
Enjoy the screening of the film “Touch of Light” and special CLB guest, Mario Bonds, who like the main character is also a blind pianist. Mario will speak about his experiences and how they relate to the film and hold a Q&A session after the film.
Based on the true life story of Huang Yu-Siang, who stars as himself, a blind piano prodigy from rural Taiwan who moves to the big city to attend university. Once there he finds himself competing on the same playing field as sighted students and struggling to find his way. When Siang meets Jie, a beautiful beverage vendor who dreams of being a dancer, they form a fast friendship. Jie’s wretched home life stands in the way of her dreams but Siang’s determination becomes her own inspiration and drive.
Tickets are FREE but it is recommended that you RSVP at http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/1437858 to guard against overbooking.