Audio-Described Film: Inside Man

LBPD Friday Afternoon Audio-Described Films
Event detail
Add to my calendar

The SFPL Library for the Blind and Print Disabled invites you to join us for a film, followed by a discussion.
Inside Man, which is audio described for the Blind and partially sighted, starring Denzel Washington, Clive Owen and Jodie Foster.  "An intense and explosive crime thriller.  The perfect bank robbery quickly spirals into an unstable and deadly game of cat and mouse betwen a criminal mastermind, a determined detective and a power broker with a hidden agenda."

Question:  How can a Blind or partially sighted person enjoy a feature film without relying on someone to whisper the visual aspects of the movie in his or her ear? 

Answer: Audio-described films include a second soundtrack that describes the sets, costumes and any visual cues that the director uses to establish place, create mood and foreshadow events.

Join us for a movie followed by a discussion about the film and the effectiveness of the audio-descriptions.

Sighted people are welcome.  If you find it distracting to listen to the descriptions while watching the movie, you might try closing your eyes. 

Please note that we must request noise be kept to a minimum during the film so people can hear the descriptions.

Unfortunately there currently is no option to include closed captioning for the Deaf and hard of hearing with audio description.

This is a Films & Videos program from SFPL. From feature films to youth-made videos, we’ve got something great to watch.

Upcoming Events

Teen Movie: Drag Me to Hell
Wednesday, October 7, 2015, 4:00 pm
Excelsior, Excelsior Meeting Room
The Sound of Music Memories
Wednesday, October 7, 2015, 5:00 pm
Ingleside, Ingleside Meeting Room
Thursdays at Noon film series - Following Sean
Thursday, October 8, 2015, 12:00 pm
Main Library, Koret Auditorium

More related events

Upcoming Classes

Evolution of the Political Thriller
Tuesday, October 27, 2015, 6:30 pm
Bernal Heights, Bernal Heights Meeting Room
Ghost Hunting
Saturday, October 31, 2015, 12:00 pm
Ortega, Ortega Meeting Room
Evolution of the Political Thriller
Tuesday, November 3, 2015, 6:30 pm
Bernal Heights, Bernal Heights Meeting Room
Take our survey