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Moonlight Sonata

December 5, 2019 | 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Irene Brodsky’s son Jonas began losing his hearing as a baby and underwent cochlear-implant surgery as a toddler. Now 11 years old, Jonas has adjusted to a world with sound and is learning to play Beethoven’s Moonlight Sonata. As Jonas delves deeper into Beethoven’s sonata, the story becomes an intergenerational, inter-era tale of deafness. As Jonas navigates deafness and his grandfather Paul with dementia, Beethoven’s process of writing “Moonlight Sonata” and unearthing creativity from loss serves as a poetic analogue. Like Beethoven, grandfather and grandson must tune into the voice inside of themselves to survive a world that was not built for them.

Moonlight Sonata is a story about loss and, more importantly, what we discover when we push beyond it.

Post-film panel with Dr. Micheal Galindo, specialist in Internal medicine and Palliative Care with Intermountain Health Group, Ronnie Daniel, Executive Director of the Utah Chapter to the Alzheimer’s Association, and Sheryl Bagshaw, Dementia Practitioner/Educator.

The film will be screened with open captions and ASL interpretation will be provided for the panel discussion.


December 5, 2019
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm


Park City Film Series