We will premiere our featured film tonight, The Hammer!
Come join us! We start our festival tonight at 7:30p!
After the featured film, we will have a discussion with Shoshannah Stern!
FRIDAY NIGHT: 7:30 – 10:30 pm
Luther Bonney Auditorium
Deaf Night Out after at Bull Feeney’s, 375 Fore St, Portland
Luther Bonney Talbot Auditorium
95 Bedford St
University of Southern Maine Portland Campus
General Admission: $10
USM Students FREE with Student ID
7:30 pm – Introductions
7:35 pm – ASL Music Videos
– We’e Going To Be Friends, 3.17 min.
– Hero, 4:39 min.
– Let’s Mambo, 3.39 min.
– Hammer, 3.33 min.
7:50 pm – Featured film – The Hammer.
Based on the life of the UFC fighter, Matt Hamill, The Hammer is a coming of age drama about the first deaf wrestler’s journey to win a National Collegiate Championship. Raised among those with the ability to hear, Matt finds himself no less an outsider amidst the Deaf community. But through sheer determination, he turns what could be a disability into an asset and in the process serves as an inspiration for both those who can hear and those who cannot.
9:50 pm – Guest speaker: Shoshannah Stern