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Food & Film Fridays
Fourth Fridays Monthly, 12:00 to 4:00 p.m.
Film for October: Coco
What: Watch the audio described version of the film Coco.
When: October 25, 2019, noon to 4:00 p.m.
Where: Meet at noon at LightHouse headquarters. We'll then grab lunch and walk to the San Francisco Public Library's Koret Auditorium.
Cost: No charge for the film - you only need cover the cost of your lunch.
Did you know that the San Francisco Public Library offers an audio described movie on the fourth Friday each month, absolutely free of charge, and the audio description is open—no headsets to mess with and the liberating feeling that access is the norm and the default—everyone gets to experience what audio description does for blind & low vision movie goers.
We’ll meet at LightHouse Headquarters at 1155 Market St. in the street-level lobby at noon, and for the price of lunch at one of the many nearby eateries, we’ll grab a bite to eat, then head over to the theater to enjoy a free open audio described movie that starts at 2. Contact Adult Program Coordinator Serena Olsen at email@example.com or 415-694-7316 so we know you’re coming and don’t leave you behind.
Learn more about October’s open audio described movie.
A note about audio description for the uninitiated:
Audio description is a vital component to enjoying movies alongside our friends, family, and community members. Information often important to a story is frequently conveyed in a visual manner with little or few non-visual cues—gestures, facial expressions, signs and printed material—that can make it difficult to keep up with the twists and turns that make cinema exciting.
Audio description layers description onto the soundtrack that describes visual cues used to establish place, create mood, and foreshadow events. Most major movie theaters offer this service upon request, complimentary with the price of admission, and provided via a headset. We all know that movies can be expensive these days, and the headsets are sometimes cumbersome.