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A Conversation with Marlee Matlin: From Oscar to West Wing and Beyond

Illinois Libraries Present


September 14, 2022
7:00pm - 8:00pm


Decatur Public Library in collaboration with Illinois Libraries Present brings this amazing program to you at home via Zoom or available to view in the Madden Auditorium.

In celebration of Deaf Awareness Month, Marlee Matlin joins Illinois Libraries Present to share the highs and lows of her Hollywood career and journeys as an activist. The youngest recipient of the Best Actress Oscar, Matlin’s acting career recently achieved another milestone as her 2021 film CODA swept every category it was nominated in at the 2022 Academy Awards.

A longtime advocate for deaf rights, Matlin continues to break down barriers for herself and others through her acting, awareness, and writing. As she has so aptly stated, “The only thing I can’t do is hear. The rest is there for the taking.”

This program will be offered in ASL and translated through an interpreter.