(Ch. 12) Jay Forry: Blind Film Critic

282186_201427563239705_2866438_nSeeing is not always believing. Just ask Jay Forry.  Forry is a film critic and a voting member of the Broadcast Film Critics Association (BFCA). He goes to early screens each week, we gets preview screeners sent to him so he can share his thoughts to publicists and filmmakers. He’s also blind.

Jay is a true original; he has been called the pioneer Blind Film Critic. Forry has been featured on CNN, Jimmy Kimmel Live and much more. His unique approach of breaking the mold of reviewing a visual medium has brought him international attention. Each week Jay reviews films with Noel T. Manning II on WGWG.org for Blindside Movie Reviews; the two have been doing this show since 1999.

To get to know Forry more read Jay’s story (linked here)  and then watch Part 1 & Part 2 of Jay’s Jimmy Kimmel Live interview:

Sound design, soundtracks and dialogue all come into play for Jay. Watch this short feature to get a closer look:

To get an inside look at how Forry reviews film check out Blindsidereviews.com and read some of his work.


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