Film – Children of a Lesser God (1986)

James (William Hurt) is a new speech teacher at a school for the deaf. He falls for Sarah (Marlee Matlin), a graduate of the school who decided to stay on as a custodian rather than venture into the world. Sarah hardly seems interested in him and will only communicate with him through signing. Their conflicting ideologies on speech and deafness create tension in their relationship. This film continues our series highlighting woman directors.