The Miracle Worker PG

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This film was last shown on 25 April 2019

The Miracle Worker (1962) by Arthur Penn, winner of two Academy Awards, Best Actress for Anne Bancroft and Best Supporting Actress for Patty Duke. It tells the story of the relationship between Helen Keller, a deaf and blind girl, and Anne Sullivan, her half-blind teacher, and how Anne managed to teach Helen sign language.

The Miracle of Language: Post screening discussion with Giulia Casini

The theme of the movie is the miracle of language: there is a moment in which we all understand that a certain symbol corresponds a certain meaning, and this is what allows us to communicate with others and express our ideas and feelings. The movie offers cause of reflection on the essentiality of the connection between meaning and sign and on how language works through conventions.

1 hour 46 minutes


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