theatre, film & tv past and present 2001-2008 & 2013…
30 venues, 8 New York counties. March 6th – March 11th, 2014.
About ReelAbilities: NY Disabilities Film Festival
ReelAbilities: NY Disabilities Film Festival is the largest festival in the country dedicated to promoting awareness and appreciation of the lives, stories and artistic expressions of people with different disabilities. Initiated in NY in 2007, the festival is presented annually in 15 cities throughout the U.S. and features award-winning films by and about people with disabilities in multiple locations throughout each hosting city. Post-screening discussions and other engaging programs bring together the community to explore, discuss, embrace, and celebrate the diversity of our shared human experience.
This year’s lineup features works by US filmmakers capturing current social and political debates. Victor Buhler’s A Whole Lott More, which explores the challenges of finding employment for people with disabilities. Local New York activist, firecracker, and bristling personality Simi Linton, with co-director Christian Von Tippelskirch, tells her personal story in Invitation to Dance, including her involvement in the recent Taxi For All Campaign. In Bipolarized, by Rita Kotzia, hard questions are presented to pharmaceutical companies on the use of psychotropic medications. In Regan Brashear’s documentary, Fixed, award-winning journalist John Hockenberry and other scholars discuss the fascinating science of human enhancement and its practical and philosophical implications. Brooklyn-based filmmaker Sam Fleischner’s Stand Clear of the Closing Doors tells the painfully relevant story of a 13-year old boy with autism, who is lost in the New York City Subway system.
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