documentary | NR
Opening at GFC: 10/16/2019
The ReelAbilities NY Disabilities Film Festival was initiated at the JCC in Manhattan, in 2007. The festival was the first of its kind to present award- winning films by and about people with disabilities. Screenings took place at multiple venues throughout the city and they were followed by discussions that brought together the community to explore, discuss, embrace, and celebrate the diversity of our shared human experience.
In 2012, Columbus became the 13th city to host the ReelAbilities NY Disabilities Film Festival. VSA Ohio, the statewide organization on arts and disability has presented 4 full festivals and numerous promotional screenings with an array of regional partners. ReelAbilities Columbus now has film screening events in the fall and spring of each year.
MISINTERPRETATION: Written, directed, and produced by Columbus’s own Bridgeway Academy, these five short films explore themes of bullying in a school setting.
BEST FRIEND: After moving across the country, a little girl finds more than a best friend when her parents let her adopt a dog.
THE BARBER OF AUGUSTA: Matt works at his own salon by day, but at night, he dresses up as a superhero, sets up a salon stool on a busy Toronto street corner, and gives free haircuts to the homeless.
DESIGN ABILITY: The design studio La Casa de Carlota in Barcelona harnesses the unique skills of a creative team which includes members with Down syndrome and autism. Accessibility aids thanks to support from AppNexus.
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