The Edmond Sun

June 14, 2013

Blind fencing movie screens in OKC


Special to The Sun

OKLA. CITY — The documentary, “Touché: A Blind Fencer’s Story,” by acclaimed producer/director George Adams, takes an emotional look at four people living in Oklahoma City who have either low or no vision as they learn the Olympic sport of fencing. The film begins a film festival run and Adams will screen his film here in Oklahoma City at 7 p.m. June 22 at the historic Paramount OKC Building downtown.

Local Oklahomans prominently featured in the film include Low/No Vision Fencers Catherine Bolton, Robbie Hopper, Cathy Tuton and Ani Brady. Also in the film are the owners of Oklahoma Sport Fencing in Edmond, two-time National Fencing Champion Carolyn Gresham-Fiegel and her husband, Internationally Certified Fencing Coach Bob Fiegel. Gresham-Fiegel also narrates the film.

“I am humbled by these brave individuals,” Adams said. “As the sighted world fears the idea of losing one’s sight, the subjects of the film live with this impairment and yet are emboldened and empowered to not let anything slow them down.”

Adams plans to travel to audiences in Washington, California, Utah, Kansas and various cities on the East Coast.

Tickets for the screening of “Touché: A Blind Fencer’s Story” are available online or at the door the evening of the event. For more information, visit www.touchemovie.com.