A collection of short films featuring the lives, stories, and artistic expressions of people with different abilities. Selections include:
ANDY BARRIE: THE VOICE
Dir. Lana Slezic
13 min, Canada, Documentary
Former Canadian radio host Andy Barrie finds a new voice in battling Parkinson's disease.
CHILDREN OF GOD
Dir. Ahmed Yassin
10 min, Iraq, Narrative
A young amputee bets his prized possessions on his crush winning the boys vs. girls soccer match.
Dir. Madoka Raine
7 min, USA, Narrative
A man with cerebral palsy has a full day.
LEFTY & LOOSEY
Dir. Zico Abrar
5 min, USA, Narrative
Private investigators Lefty and Loosey uncover a diabolical plot and must save the world.
Dir. Kelsey Amelia Snelling
8 min, USA, Narrative
A girl's quest for the "perfect" pumpkin sets her apart from her peers.
Dir. Ivo Huahua
13 min, USA, Narrative
A strong-willed man with a stutter resolves to win his son’s respect by speaking to the boy’s class on Career Day.
Presented as part of ReelAbilities R&R, an afternoon of free, family-friendly programs at JCC Manhattan. Family-friendly shorts will be screened to start and adult selections will be announced midway through the program.
All screenings followed by conversation. Visit ny.reelabilities.org for full program and ticket information.
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.