“Hearing is Believing” is a heartwarming film on Rachel Flowers, a young musical prodigy who was born 15 weeks premature and lost her eyesight due to Retinopathy of Prematurity (ROP) shortly after birth. At the age of two, she began picking up melodies from her musician parents and was soon playing every song she heard by ear, including Bach fugues. Starting her musical education at the age of 4, Rachel spent 10 years studying at the Southern California Conservatory of Music and the Academy of Music for the Blind.

The film covers two years in the life of the tight-knit Flowers family, a single mom and her two kids, living paycheck to paycheck, with Rachel’s stunning music as the soundtrack. Among the great musicians appearing with Rachel in the film are Grammy winners Stevie Wonder, Dweezil Zappa, Arturo Sandoval, two-time Grammy nominated jazz pianist, Taylor Eigsti, Progressive Rock icon Keith Emerson and 50 members of the Santa Barbara Youth Symphony!

Rachel is the recipient of many awards, distinctions, and scholarships, including a Stanford University Jazz Residency, Los Angeles Music Center Spotlight Awards, winner of the Ventura County Student Jazz Competition and private instruction in advanced improvisation through the Thelonious Monk Institute of Jazz.

The film will be released in select theaters on June 16th and will be available on VOD on June 20th.

 

 

More from Beliefnet and our partners
previous posts

The 2020 Summer Olympics in Tokyo, Japan has now been postponed, according to IOC (International Olympic Committee) member Dick Pound. Due to the coronavirus pandemic, the Olympic Games will most likely be postponed until 2021, making it the most prominent holdout. Many argued that continuing on with the scheduled games this summer not only risked […]

The NBA season is suspended, but that’s not the only thing being affected by the novel coronavirus. In addition, millions of students are now missing school. Christian athlete Steph Curry and his wife, Ayesha Curry, have decided to intervene. The Golden State Warriors guard and his wife have teamed up with a food bank to […]

Despite low theater attendance due to the nationwide precautions to avoid the coronavirus, moviegoers were out to support the faith-based film “I Still Believe,” which opened Friday at No. 2 overall at the box office. Typically a faith-based movie like “I Still Believe” this would see a solid Sunday, bolstered by churchgoers heading to the […]

In a surprise twist, Bachelor star Peter Weber chooses Madison Prewett after breaking up with fiancé Hannah Ann Sluss. It appeared that Weber made his final choice when the finale aired. But following the show’s final episode, things took a turn. During Weber’s follow-up appearance with Sluss, he admitted he was still holding on to […]