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

INTELLIGENT LIVES
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.

You can watch a trailer for this film by clicking here!

Sunday afternoon, April 7, 1 pm
Afternoon of Short Films

UNTEACHABLE
Dir. Anthony Sherin
11 min – Documentary – U.S.

A boy who can’t read meets a teacher who changes his life.

 

ACT NATURAL
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.

You can watch a trailer for this film by clicking here!

HALE
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.

Monday afternoon, April 8, 1 pm
Afternoon of Short Films

SHAKE WITH ME
Dir. Zack Grant
32 min – Documentary – U.S,

Debra Magid is an artist living with, and growing through, Parkinson’s Disease. The film is a look into a moment in time when Debra’s health is stable, her art is thriving, and the future is entirely unknown.

You can watch a trailer for this film by clicking here!

HALE
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.

For more information or to purchase tickets in advance (which you can do by filling out the form below), please contact Peggy Kurtz at (718) 268-5011 ext. 151 or by emailing her at [email protected]