Film & TV
Deaf Jury Member Walks Out Of Sundance Movie Screening Due To Lack Of Closed Captioning
A new movie premiering at Sundance has sparked controversy after it failed to provide closed captioning for a deaf jury member, Marlee Matlin.
Matlin, who is part of a three-person jury this year, was unable to understand what was happening onscreen for the movie Magazine Dreams and walked out of the screening with the other two jury members in protest.
This issue is reportedly part of a larger problem at Sundance, where some filmmakers have been reluctant to include closed captioning for fear of added costs and difficulties in marketing their movies.
Sundance‘s CEO has acknowledged the need to address the issue, and the jury plans to find a way to watch the movie eventually.
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