The Blind (2023) English Subtitles: A Glimpse into the Robertson Family Saga
- Directed by: Andrew Hyatt
- Screenplay by: Stephanie Katz, Andrew Hyatt
- Story by: Zach Dasher
- Produced by: Zach Dasher, Korie Robertson, Bob Katz, Brittany Yost, Cole Prine
- Starring: Aron von Andrian, Amelia Eve, Connor Tillman, John Ales
- Cinematography: Chris Stacey
- Edited by: John Lange
- Music by: Sean Philip Johnson
- Production Companies: The Blind Production LLC, Tread Lively, Stacey Films, GND Media Group
- Distributed by: Fathom Events
- Release Date: September 28, 2023
- Running Time: 108 minutes
- Country: United States
- Language: English
- Box Office: $17.3 million
The Plot Unveiled:
The Blind (also known as The Blind: The True Story of the Robertson Family), a 2023 American Christian biographical drama, directed by Andrew Hyatt, unfolds the compelling life saga of Duck Commander’s Phil Robertson and Kay Robertson. The film delves into their family’s journey until 1985, offering a prelude to their later Duck Dynasty fame.
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- Phil Robertson: Aron von Andrian (Phil at different ages)
- Kay Robertson: Amelia Eve (Kay at different ages)
- Big Al Bolen: Connor Tillman
- Pastor Bill Smith: John Ales
- The film, shot in Shreveport, Louisiana in early 2022, showcases the collaborative effort of Andrew Hyatt and Stephanie Katz in co-writing the screenplay.
- Korie Robertson played a pivotal role as a producer, with Willie Robertson serving as an executive producer.
- Released in theaters on September 28, 2023, The Blind attracted significant attention from audiences.
Box Office Performance:
- Dominating its opening day with $844,783 from 1,715 theaters, the film secured first place.
- Debuting to $4.1 million, it claimed the sixth position.
- In the second weekend, despite losing theaters, the film grossed $4 million, finishing fifth.
- The Blind became Fathom Events’ highest-grossing domestic theatrical release.
- Roger Moore of Movie Nation gave the film a rating of 1.5/4, criticizing its overall quality.
- Mike McGranaghan of The Aisle Seat was more positive, giving it a rating of 3/4, particularly acknowledging its appeal to Phil Robertson’s fans.
- Avi Offer from NYC Movie Guru described it as “A genuinely heartfelt, honest and inspirational emotional journey well worth taking.”