Tuesday, January 26, 2010

Filmmaker and painter Hugues de Montalembert was blinded in an attack in his home in New York in 1978. His memoir Invisible, is a meditation on what it means to see and be seen. In it he reveals his approach to life, and how he learned to navigate the streets of Manhattan and, soon after, Bali and Greenland, with confidence.

Event: Hugues de Montalembert will be speaking and signing books, and his film "Black Sun" will be screened
Thursday, January 28, at 6:30 pm
Alliance Francaise
55 East 59th Street
Tickets: $25

He'll also be speaking and signing books
Thursday, February 11, at 6:00 pm
The Lighthouse
111 East 59th Street


Hugues De Montalembert

Comments [3]

Christine L Unger from Long Island (right now)

I found Monsieur de Montalembert's interview very entertaining. As a sighted person listening to his views, I can understand the importance of organization to a blind person. Organization is so important for me to get through my day. Also, at first I thought he might be somewhat pompous as he prefaced almost every answer with "This is very interesting....." but, then I realized he was right, he is very interesting. In addition, since I could listen to him, but not see I found myself trying to picture him based on my own imagination and the details on the radio. **Also I love NPR, it reminds me of 60 minutes theory "Tell me a Story" **

Jan. 26 2010 07:34 PM
Elayne from Stamford, CT

I lost my sight at the age of 37 from an misdiagnosed, mistreated case of Lyme Disease. I have recovered some of my sight after being treated aggressively. For the time that I was blind (about 2 years) I was in a different world, an inner world. I hated it at the time, but I value and treasure that experience now. Sometimes I even miss that world. I look forward to reading "Invisible" very soon.

Jan. 26 2010 01:59 PM
thatgirlinnewyork from manhattan

monsieur de montalembert is incredibly inspiring! thank you for interviewing this man of incredible substance and courage.

Jan. 26 2010 01:59 PM

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