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No Ordinary Hero: The SuperDeafy Movie

1 hour 20 minutes

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SuperDeafy, a deaf actor who plays a superhero, must reveal the man behind the cape to find true love and inspire eight-year-old Jacob, a young deaf boy, to believe in himself. The movie follows the evolution of this unique hero. A beloved character and role model, SuperDeafy has a worldwide following.  But as SuperDeafy seeks to redefine himself in the entertainment industry, he also influences Jacob to redefine what "being normal" means and to find the courage to stand up to a school bully. The cast includes: Oscar winner Marlee Matlin, Shoshannah Stern, Ryan Lane, and John Maucere. This film marks the first time in cinematic history that a Screen Actors Guild (SAG) commercial feature film was produced exclusively by deaf executive producers and directed by a deaf director.

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Runtime: 1 hour 20 minutes

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    Mai-Chi N. (Tucson, AZ)
    December 15th, 2020 at 11:54 PM

    This was an awesome title to watch. SuperDeafy is a hero, but he doesn't have super strength or laser eyes. He's a hero in his own right and that made it very memorable to watch.

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    Carolyn U. (Lockport, NY)
    December 9th, 2020 at 10:27 AM

    I teach ASL to hearing students, in a therapeutic Middle / High school. My students are autistic, have ADHD, are ED, or have behavioral disabilities. This is the 4th year that I have incorporated "No Ordinary Hero: The SuperDeafy Movie" into my curriculum. Each year, all of the students express a great deal of empathy for and interest in the Deaf community. They express support for Jacob's character and dismay at his father, initially, denying him the opportunity to be educated in an ASL classroom and were relieved when Jacob's father became educated on the subject of Deaf education, allowing him to be placed in the ASL classroom. I find that no matter the age of the student or their background, students respond very well to "No Ordinary Hero: The SuperDeafy Movie." It is a valuable educational tool in my ASL classroom as it educates my students with regard to many aspects of Deaf culture and the importance of ASL communication in the education of Deaf children. (The earlier the better.) Perhaps more importantly, it educates my students on the importance of the ADA, acceptance and support of others, and the horrors of bullying. Thank you for carrying this content and for accepting my membership so that I can continue to incorporate such resources into my curriculum and to share them with my students.

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    Allison B. (West Decatur, PA)
    November 5th, 2020 at 09:03 AM

    I love this movie! I can't wait to show more of my students!

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    Vivian M. (MIAMI, FL)
    September 18th, 2020 at 11:31 AM

    Excellent movie!!! Does a really good job at showing what people go through and how they feel. It is so important to be kind, empathetic and respectful. We are all different and special but that does not make one person better or more normal than another.

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    Scott F. (Laramie, WY)
    July 7th, 2020 at 11:55 PM

    Excellent movie and resource for cultural awareness

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    Katy O. (Mesa, AZ)
    April 3rd, 2019 at 12:23 AM

    Great movie

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    Sharon W. (Milford, VA)
    August 12th, 2018 at 08:02 PM

    Excellent film, all enjoyed it. It was their first time viewing.

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    Kelsey S. (Oro Valley, AZ)
    August 3rd, 2018 at 02:40 AM

    A fun and heartfelt story that can be enjoyed by all ages

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    Michael D. (Tucson, AZ)
    July 19th, 2018 at 02:51 PM

    This movie was amazing! It has a great message, very emotional moments, and leaves you feeling good.

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    Amanda M. (Winston Salem, NC)
    June 6th, 2018 at 02:23 PM

    Such a cute movie with a very powerful message! I loved it and I recommend it to anyone!

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    NATASJA R. (Tucson, AZ)
    March 18th, 2018 at 10:12 AM

    A delightful and heartwarming story. I thought about it for days after watching it. I would recommend it highly, and will watch it again myself for sure.

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    Lee F. (Barre, MA)
    March 7th, 2018 at 09:27 AM

    Cute movie, great signing , classroom appropriate, applicable to my curriculum.

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    Ariana L. (Tucson, AZ)
    July 23rd, 2017 at 02:53 AM

    SuperDeafy is a great movie with a positive message!

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    Juliana F. (Vineland, NJ)
    June 8th, 2017 at 08:02 AM

    Thank you so much for including this movie. My ASL classes love it. It used to be on Netflix, but it's not there anymore, so imagine my delight in finding that it's here!

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    Michael B. (La Vista, NE)
    November 17th, 2016 at 08:46 AM

    Some things in the movie really makes the student realize they are not the only ones experiencing both negative and positive situations.

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    Jonn P. (Sacramento, CA)
    July 13th, 2016 at 10:09 AM

    Excellent video to use in a classroom, either self-contained or included. Stopping at intervals to get student feedback would be very useful.

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    July 11th, 2016 at 05:56 PM

    Loved this movie. It was a great way to see events from the perspective of a deaf person. It was positive and uplifting.

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    Michael B. (La Vista, NE)
    June 15th, 2016 at 08:44 AM

    Great movie - must see for all students who are deaf and hard of hearing...

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    Lee F. (Barre, MA)
    June 9th, 2016 at 08:33 AM

    Love that you have this movie. I wanted to show my ASL class. Thanks