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Join us for the Red Carpet Opening Night of the 9th Annual ReelAbilities: NY Disabilities Film Festival, featuring the NY premiere of Sanctuary, followed by Q&A and opening night reception.
Dir. Len Collin
85 min, Ireland, Narrative
Larry and Sophie are in love. What could be more natural for them than to want to be alone, together? They bribe their feckless caretaker to book them a hotel for an afternoon. But Larry and Sophie aren't any couple--they both have intellectual disabilities, and by attempting to be intimate, they're breaking the law in Ireland. While Larry and Sophie try to figure out their feelings, their future, and how to use a condom, their friends from the training center escape the not-so-watchful eyes of their caretakers and go on a joyful rampage through Galway. Both hilarious and heartbreaking, Sanctuary is a truly subversive piece of cinema about two young people trying to be together, in a world doing everything to keep them apart.
ReelAbilities strives to include all people. Individuals requiring accommodations to participate should contact the screening venue directly by February 16.
ASL interpretation, CART, Audio Description, and information in Braille are available upon request. All films are captioned and all venues are wheelchair accessible.
Audio Description provided by Michele Spitz, Erin deWard, and David Linton.
Visit ny.reelabilities.org for full schedule and ticket information.