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Film showcase offering new perspective

Film showcase offering new perspective

By Felicia Frazar
The Gazette-Enterprise

Published November 13, 2009

SEGUIN — David Pierce is inviting all members of the community to take a
“Journey Through Deaf Texas” at the Cinema for Everyone Film Showcase.

For the fifth year this mini film festival brings a new genre of movies to
the Palace Theater said Pierce, CEO of Davideo Productions.

“Regular movie theaters do not show enough films about deaf people and their
lives,” he said. “We fill this need with our film showcases which draw
attendees from all over the state of Texas.”

The featured films are enjoyment for everyone, not just a stereotype, Pierce
said who started the event in 2005.

“It’s a film showcase of independent films that are fully accessible to
deaf, hard of hearing, and hearing people through the use of sign language
and open captions,” said Pierce. “People can get a good glimpse of the
sub-culture of deaf people and their lives through these films produced by
qualified filmmakers with firsthand knowledge of the deaf community.”

Pierce, former New York resident, was no stranger to the production world
when he relocated to Seguin in 2000.

The cinematic event will be featuring five films from across the country,
Pierce said.

“Two of the films were produced in Indiana, one in Pennsylvania, one in New
York and one in Texas,” he said.

“Journey Through Deaf Texas” is a documentary on the history of the Texas
Association of the Deaf that was filmed and produced in Seguin. The
production covers the progress that the organization has made since it began
in the late 1800s, said Pierce who directed, edited and co-produced the film
along with co-producer and writer, Stephen C. Baldwin, PhD of Texas
Association of the Deaf.

“‘Journey Through Deaf Texas’ is locally produced and is about the history
of the Texas Association of the Deaf since its inception in 1886,” Pierce
said.

The film showcase begins on Friday at 8 p.m. with the “Legend of the
Mountain Man.” Admission is $11.

“Heart of the Hydrogen Jukebox” will run Saturday, Nov. 14 at 12 p.m.,
admission is $7. At 3 p.m., “Journey Through Deaf Texas” will show and a
donation of $3 or more to the Texas Association of the Deaf is requested.
“Gerald” will show Saturday at 5 p.m. followed by “Universal Signs” at 8
p.m. Admission for both is $11.

All of the films that will be shown are equipped with sign language and open
captions.

For more for more information on the films check out
http://www.davideo.tv

Source: http://www.seguingazette.com/story.lasso?ewcd=0f035510f7ddef7d

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