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TimeEventLocationAudience
Thursday, March 6, 2014
11 a.m.ReelAbilities Film Festival presents "Cinemability"
CinemabilityJenni Gold, Documentary, 98 min, USA, 2013From the early days of silent films to present day, the portrayal of disability on screen is ever changing. Through exclusive interviews and archival clips with some of Hollywood’s biggest stars, this dynamic film questions media’s role and responsibility in transforming society’s perception of disability and in encouraging inclusion.
Bronx Library CenterAdults,
50+,
Adults
Friday, March 7, 2014
2 p.m.ReelAbilities Film Festival
Bi-PolarizedRita Kotzia, Documentary, 76 min, USA, 2013When Ross McKenzie was diagnosed with bipolar disorder, he was told he would have to take lithium for the rest of his life, but the drug left him in a foggy haze. Ross decided to resolve his symptoms outside of conventional medicine and began to treat and to discover the cause of his mental breakdown. Ross’ fifteen-year journey is an exploration of different approaches to psychotropic meds.
67th Street LibraryAdults,
50+,
Adults
2 p.m.ReelAbilities Film Festival
CinemabilityJenni Gold, Documentary, 98 min, USA, 2013From the early days of silent films to present day, the portrayal of disability on screen is ever changing. Through exclusive interviews and archival clips with some of Hollywood’s biggest stars, this dynamic film questions media’s role and responsibility in transforming society’s perception of disability and in encouraging inclusion.****************************************************************After a screening of the film, special guest s…
Epiphany LibraryAdults,
50+,
Adults
Saturday, March 8, 2014
2 p.m.ReelAbilities Film Festival
Heidi Latsky Dance A New York-based modern dance company comprised of both dancers with and without disabilities, Heidi Latsky Dance presents a provocative, highly technical and physically adventurous dance, which takes the audience through a celebratory journey of the human spirit.
George Bruce LibraryAdults,
50+,
Adults
2:30 p.m.ReelAbilities Film Festival
Touch of LightRong-ji Chang, Narrative, 110 min, Taiwan, 2013The true story of Huang Yu-Siang, who stars as himself. When Siang moves from rural Taiwan to attend university, the blind piano prodigy finds himself overwhelmed by both the big city and the competitive university. When he meets Jie, a beautiful beverage vendor who dreams of being a dancer, they form a quick friendship and find encouragement in each other.
Chatham Square LibraryAdults,
50+,
Adults
3 p.m.ReelAbilities Film Festival
Lost and SoundLindsey Dryden, Documentary, 76 min, UK, 2012Made by a partially deaf filmmaker after her own hearing ability was called into doubt, the film weaves its way through a startling world of altered sound. Intimate filming, original animation, a rich musical soundtrack, and new insights from the world’s top neuroscientists, tell the story of the great human love affair with music.
67th Street LibraryAdults,
50+,
Adults
Monday, March 10, 2014
4 p.m.ReelAbilities Festival
Maps to the Other Side Live Reading & Discussion Despite a diagnosis of bipolar disorder, author Sascha Altman DuBrul has learned to use his distinctive gifts to become a political activist, an organic farmer, a guidance counselor, as well as founder of a seed library and the Icarus Project, an online support network for people with psychiatric conditions. His new memoir tells the story of his journey across America, exploring a landscape that includes radical artists, migrant laborers, an…
67th Street LibraryAdults,
50+,
Adults
Tuesday, March 11, 2014
3 p.m.ReelAbilities Film Festival
Lost & Sound Lindsey Dryden, Documentary, 76 min, UK, 2012 Made by a partially deaf filmmaker after her own hearing ability was called into doubt, the film weaves its way through a startling world of altered sound. Intimate filming, original animation, a rich musical soundtrack, and new insights from the world’s top neuroscientists, tell the story of the great human love affair with music.
New Dorp LibraryAdults,
50+,
Adults
4 p.m.ReelAbilities Film Festival
Heidi Latsky Dance Live Performance A New York-based modern dance company comprised of both dancers with and without disabilities, Heidi Latsky Dance presents a provocative, highly technical and physically adventurous dance, which takes the audience through a celebratory journey of the human spirit
67th Street LibraryAdults,
50+,
Adults
Thursday, March 12, 2015
11 a.m.Film Screening: Riding My Way Back (2015 Reelabilities Film Festival)
Riding My Way Back is a short documentary that chronicles one soldier’s journey back from the brink of suicide. In 2010, Staff Sergeant Aaron Heliker returned from multiple deployments to Iraq and Afghanistan with traumatic brain injury (TBI) and Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD), in addition to third-degree burns and nerve damage from a roadside bomb. At his most desperate and isolated, on 42 medications and suicidal, Aaron is introduced to the unlikeliest of saviors: a horse named Fred.…
Bronx Library CenterAdults
4:30 p.m.7th Annual ReelAbilities: NY Disabilities Film Festival presents Autistic Like Me: A Father’s Perspective
Autistic Like Me: A Father’s Perspective Charles Jones / USA / English / 82 min NYC PREMIERE Autistic Like Me examines the lives of fathers and male caregivers raising children with an Autism Spectrum Disorder. Dispelling the archaic notion of “big boys don’t cry”, Autistic Like Me uniquely chronicles the emotional struggle of a group of fathers as they open up to one another about the fear, disappointment and, ultimately, the acceptance of a very different parenting experience than they h…
67th Street LibraryAdults,
College & Graduate Students,
Families,
Parents/Caregivers,
Persons with Disabilities,
Teachers,
Teens/Young Adults (13-18 years),
Young Adults/Pre GED (16-24 years)
Friday, March 13, 2015
12 noonREELABILITIES NY Disabilities Film Festival - Autistic Like Me: A Father's Perspective
Autistic Like Me: A Father's Perspective Charles Jones, Documentary 82 min, USA, 2014 Autism Autistic Like Me examines the lives of fathers and male caregivers raising and caring for children with an Autism Spectrum Disorder. Dispelling the archaic ""big boys don't cry"" notion, the film chronicles the emotional struggle of a group of fathers as they open up to one another about the fear, disappointment and ultimately the acceptance of a very different parenting experience than they had…
Mid-Manhattan LibraryFamilies,
Persons with Disabilities,
Teens/Young Adults (13-18 years),
Young Adults/Pre GED (16-24 years)
3 p.m.7th Annual ReelAbilities: NY Disabilities Film Festival presents Jon Imber’s Left Hand
Jon Imber’s Left Hand Richard Kane / USA / English / 63 min NYC PREMIERE Jon Imber’s Left Hand traces this artist’s life and adaptations due to ALS, switching from painting with his right hand to his left, then to both as the degenerative condition worsens. Adversity only makes him more determined: and he creates more than 100 portraits in three month. The film first encounters Imber in his studio with his partner analyzing his self-portrait and talking about the terror to come. The painti…
67th Street LibraryAdults,
50+,
College & Graduate Students,
Families,
Parents/Caregivers,
Persons with Disabilities,
Teachers,
Teens/Young Adults (13-18 years),
Young Adults/Pre GED (16-24 years),
Adults
3:30 p.m.REELABILITIES NY Disabilities Film Festival - Endless Abilities
ENDLESS ABILITIES Harvey Burrell, Tripp Clemens 72 min, documentary, USA Physical Disability In the spring of 2012, four best friends drove across the country in search of adaptive sports for individuals with physical disabilities, and lived to tell the story in a feature documentary film. From rehabilitation patients to Paralympic athletes, our cameras captured the reality of broken boundaries and common goals among all who are active. We went rock climbing with people who are blind, pla…
Mid-Manhattan LibraryAdults,
50+,
Families,
Persons with Disabilities,
Teens/Young Adults (13-18 years),
Young Adults/Pre GED (16-24 years),
Adults
Saturday, March 14, 2015
11 a.m.AUTISTIC LIKE ME: A FATHER’S PERSPECTIVE
AUTISTIC LIKE ME: A FATHER’S PERSPECTIVE Charles Jones | usa | 2014 | 82 min | documentary A candid portrait of the fathers and male caregivers of children with autism. Dispelling the "big boys don't cry” myth, a group of fathers opens up to each other about the parenting experiences being very different than the ones they had envisioned. Q & A with filmmaker after viewing. 7TH ANNUAL REELABILITIES: NY DISABILITIES FILM FESTIVAL
Morris Park LibraryAdults
12 noonREELABILITIES NY Disabilities Film Festival - Marie’s Story
Marie’s Story Jean-Pierre Ameris, Narrative 95 min, France, French/Sign Language Blindness/Deafness Based on real-life events, the story of Marie, a deaf and blind fourteen-year-old girl sent to the Larnay Institute where nuns take care of young deaf women. Sister Marguerite, a young nun, takes Marie under her wing and begins to get her to communicate with the world around her. REELABILITIES NY Disabilities Film Festival Dedicated to bringing the community together in cel…
Mid-Manhattan LibraryAdults,
50+,
Families,
Persons with Disabilities,
Teens/Young Adults (13-18 years),
Young Adults/Pre GED (16-24 years),
Adults
2 p.m.Film Screening - The Case of the Three Sided Dreams - A Film About Rahsaan Roland Kirk
In conjunction with Reelabilities: The NY Disabilities Film Festival, we will be screening : Rahsaan Roland Kirk:The Case of the Three Sided Dream. A Documentary Film by Adam Kahan. Rahsaan Roland Kirk was a one of a kind musician, personality, satirist and windmill-slayer who despite being blind, becoming paralyzed, and facing America’s racial injustices – did not relent. His life’s work was exploring sound and making music. Beyond that, he was an outspoken activist who started a polit…
Mulberry Street LibraryAdults
2 p.m.REELABILITIES NY Disabilities Film Festival
Autistic Like Me: A Father's Perspective Charles Jones, Documentary 82 min, USA, 2014 Autism Autistic Like Me examines the lives of fathers and male caregivers raising and caring for children with an Autism Spectrum Disorder. Dispelling the archaic ""big boys don't cry"" notion, the film chronicles the emotional struggle of a group of fathers as they open up to one another about the fear, disappointment and ultimately the acceptance of a very different parenting experience than they had…
Washington Heights LibraryFamilies,
Persons with Disabilities,
Teens/Young Adults (13-18 years),
Young Adults/Pre GED (16-24 years)
3 p.m.REELABILITIES NY Disabilities Film Festival - The Case of the Three Sided Dream
The Case of the Three Sided Dream Adam Kahan, Documentary 88 min, USA, English Blindness The story of multi-instrumentalist Rahsaan Roland Kirk; who went from blind infant, to child prodigy, to adult visionary, to political activist, and finally to paralyzed showman. Trailer: https://vimeo.com/84499769 Director Talk immediately following film. Adam Kahan Director, The Case of the Three Sided Dream Adam Kahan is a filmmaker living in Brooklyn, New York. He has made several fil…
Mid-Manhattan LibraryAdults,
50+,
Families,
Persons with Disabilities,
Teens/Young Adults (13-18 years),
Young Adults/Pre GED (16-24 years),
Adults
3 p.m.7th Annual ReelAbilities: NY Disabilities Film Festival presents Endless Abilities
Endless Abilities Harvey Burrell, Tripp Clemens / USA / English / 72 min NY PREMIERE Four best friends drive across the country in search of adaptive sports for individuals who, like them, have with physical disabilities, and live to tell the story in a documentary film. Their cameras captured the reality of broken boundaries and common goals among all who are active—from rehabilitation patients to Paralympic athletes. The quartet goes rock climbing with people who are blind, play socce…
67th Street LibraryAdults,
50+,
College & Graduate Students,
Families,
Parents/Caregivers,
Persons with Disabilities,
Teachers,
Teens/Young Adults (13-18 years),
Young Adults/Pre GED (16-24 years),
Adults
Sunday, March 15, 2015
2 p.m.REELABILITIES: NY Disabilities Film Festival - Jon Imber’s Left Hand
JON IMBER’S LEFT HAND Dir. Richard Kane Documentary, 63 min, USA, English ALS Jon Imber’s Left Hand traces this artist’s life and adaptations, switching from painting with his right hand to his left, then to both as the degenerative condition worsens. Adversity only makes him more determined: more than 100 portraits in three month. The film first encounters Imber in his studio with his partner analyzing Jon's self-portrait and talking about the terror to come. The painting becomes an unse…
Mid-Manhattan LibraryAdults,
50+,
Immigrants,
Persons with Disabilities,
Adults
Monday, March 16, 2015
3 p.m.7th Annual ReelAbilities: NY Disabilities Film Festival presents Gabriel
Gabriel Lou Howe / USA / English / 87 min Rory Culkin delivers an electrifying performance as Gabriel, a vulnerable and confused teenager longing for stability and happiness amidst an ongoing struggle with mental illness. Convinced that reuniting with his old girlfriend holds the answer to all his troubles, Gabriel risks it all in a desperate and increasingly obsessive pursuit, testing the limits of his compassionate family as his inner demons begin to close in around him. First-time write…
67th Street LibraryAdults,
50+,
College & Graduate Students,
Families,
Parents/Caregivers,
Persons with Disabilities,
Teachers,
Teens/Young Adults (13-18 years),
Young Adults/Pre GED (16-24 years),
Adults
Tuesday, March 17, 2015
4:30 p.m.7th Annual ReelAbilities: NY Disabilities Film Festival presents The Finishers
The Finishers Nils Tavernier / France / Belgium / French / English Subtitles / 95 min NY PREMIERE At 17 years old, Julien has a great sense of humor, bags of charm, and cerebral palsy. In a bid to bond with his father, Julien challenges him to participate with him in the Ironman race in Nice, France, a triathlon in which his father has previously competed. Doing the race alone is an incredible challenge, but completing it together with Julien would be nearly impossible. Still, his fa…
67th Street LibraryAdults,
50+,
College & Graduate Students,
Families,
Parents/Caregivers,
Persons with Disabilities,
Teachers,
Teens/Young Adults (13-18 years),
Young Adults/Pre GED (16-24 years),
Adults
Wednesday, March 18, 2015
3 p.m.7th Annual ReelAbilities: NY Disabilities Film Festival presents Jerry McGill-Author Talk
JERRY MCGILL – AUTHOR TALK Jerry McGill was thirteen years old, walking home through the LES projects, when a stranger shot him in the back. Jerry survived and became a quadriplegic. The man who shot him was never caught. Thirty years later, Jerry addresses him in a memoir and with grace, honesty, and humor, takes us on a dramatic and inspiring journey—from the streets of 1980s New York, to the challenges of living with a disability, to the long, difficult road to acceptance, forgiveness and,…
67th Street LibraryAdults,
50+,
College & Graduate Students,
Families,
Parents/Caregivers,
Persons with Disabilities,
Teachers,
Teens/Young Adults (13-18 years),
Young Adults/Pre GED (16-24 years),
Adults