DATE AND TIME
Apr 7, 2019 | 10:00 am
Commonpoint Queens’ Central Queens
67-09 108th Street
Forest Hills, NY 11375
Director, Cultural Arts and Jewish Heritage Programs
ReelAbilities Film Festival
Suggested donation, $5
ReelAbilities Film Festival showcases award-winning international films presenting the stories and artistic expression of people with disabilities. It is the largest film festival in the world dedicated to promoting awareness and appreciation of the lives, stories, and artistic expressions of people with different abilities.
ReelAbilities brings communities together to explore, discuss, embrace, and celebrate the diversity of our shared human experience.
For more information or to purchase tickets in advance, please contact Peggy Kurtz at (718) 268-5011 ext. 151 or by emailing her at [email protected]
Sunday morning, April 7, 10 am
Dir. Dan Habib
72 min – Documentary – U.S.
Three young adults with intellectual disabilities challenge perceptions of intelligence as they navigate education and the workforce. The film points to a future in which people of all abilities can fully participate in higher education, meaningful employment, and intimate relationships.
Sunday afternoon, April 7, 1 pm
Afternoon of Short Films
Dir. Anthony Sherin
11 min – Documentary – U.S.
A boy who can’t read meets a teacher who changes his life.
Dir. Luca Fox
3 min – Narrative – Australia
The battle occurring in the mind of a young man with high-functioning autism as he engages in everyday conversation.
JMAXX AND THE UNIVERSAL LANGUAGE
Dir. Ryan Mayers
13 min – Documentary – U.S.
A teenager with autism turns to dance as a way to better express himself.
Dir. Brad Bailey
20 min – Documentary – U.S.
Born with cerebral palsy, Hale Zukas is the “grandfather” of the disability movement. An inspiring film about a born activist who wakes up every day to fight for disability rights.