Can You Read My Lips?

Filmmaker: David Terry Fine
Runtime: 4 minutes

For the deaf community, having subtitles in daily conversation — let alone sound — is not an option. Isn’t it funny how most people take for granted their senses and don’t consider what it would be like to have one sense do the work of another? David Terry Fine’s short film Can You Read My Lips? is a captivating film about lip-reading based on the essay “Seeing at the Speed of Sound” by Rachel Kolb, who narrates and stars in the piece. The short offers the opportunity for viewers to experience what it would be like to try to understand what people are saying with only their sight. Specifically, it forces the viewer to experience the struggle of communicating by way of lip reading.

About The Filmmaker

David Terry FineDavid Terry Fine is a director, shooter and editor who made the award-winning documentary SALAAM DUNK. He has made a variety of short films with collaborators like Radiolab and musical artist Robyn, and continues to make music videos and experimental films whenever possible. His immersive short film CAN YOU READ MY LIPS was selected as a Vimeo Staff pick, “Short of the Week,” and an award winner at the Disposable Film Festival. His most recent film, an ESPN 30 for 30 documentary about John Daly, is due out in the fall of 2016.