Her Socialist Smile

2020 | US | NR | 94 min.
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Director:John Gianvito


John Gianvito's latest meditates on the moment when Helen Keller began speaking out passionately on behalf of progressive causes. With excerpts of Keller's speeches, impressionistic nature images, and newly recorded voiceover by poet Carolyn Forché, this film's unique form evokes how its subject might experience cinema primarily as a text. It is also a rousing reminder that Keller's undaunted activism for labor rights, pacifism and women's suffrage was philosophically inseparable from her efforts for the disabled. Director John Gianvito in person.